Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680917 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:The General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1809-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioners represent to the legislative body that a number of residents of Cumberland County have sustained "great injury" because "vicious negroes" set fire to their houses. If there are strong suspicions that certain blacks were responsible, the petitioners assert, their owners should be compelled to send them out of the state, or dispose of them within three months.
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11680917

People Associated with Petition 11680917

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:3/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/22/2008 11:31:00 AM