Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680808 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Speaker, and House of Representatives of Virginia
Filing Date:1808-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Having recently purchased "a very valuable estate" in Nansemond County, Dr. Arthur Woolford, a Maryland slaveholder, seeks permission to bring his slaves into Virginia. His sole objective, he assures the legislature, is to have the slaves work on his farm and that "traffick and speculation are by no means intended." Dr. Woolford adds that "in this country, partialities and attachment must necessarily arise towards such slaves as have been reared and brought up by their owners. That a separation from servants who have long been accustomed to the habits and disposition of their masters and family, would produce mutual distress, inconvenience, and loss."
Result:referred to slave committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11680808

People Associated with Petition 11680808

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/15/2008 12:59:00 PM