Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681103 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Amherst
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon'ble the Speaker & House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1811-December-9
Ending Date:1811-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Following the death of their father, James and Thomas Spencer, slaveholders in North Carolina, inherited a "very considerable Landed & personal Estate" in Amherst and Nelson counties. They ask to bring seventeen slaves into Virginia. The slaves are loyal, faithful, and attached to the Spencer family, and purchasing new hands would involve great risk, "trouble & expence."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681103

People Associated with Petition 11681103

Slaves:17
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2009 1:10:00 PM