Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681011 Details

State:Virginia
Location:King William
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1810-December-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary M. Catlett, the widow of Samuel Jones Catlett, represents that her husband took sundry slaves with him to Georgia on a visit his brother in 1802 with a view of possibly settling in that state. She further reports that he returned to Virginia in 1805, leaving said slaves in the possession and under the control of his said brother John. The petitioner notes that in the interim Virginia passed a law "prohibiting slaves from being brought into this state." Noting that said slaves "are all natives of this state which had been removed for a temporary purpose," the petitioner prays "that a Law may pass authorising her to bring the said slaves ... back into this State within a reasonable time."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Ann Raines, 16 December 1797; see PAR #11680603
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11681011

Slaves:19
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:3/31/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2009 4:59:00 PM