Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681203 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nansemond
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Speakers and Members of both Houses of the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1812-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hill Ballard, "emancipated by the will of Willis Ballard Deceased," asks to remain in Virginia. Ballard represents that he "has a wife, together with many young children in this county." Having "at all times demeaned himself well," the petitioner admits that "it would add greatly to his happiness to have around him those objects the most endearing and affectionate while now old and infirm." Ballard therefore prays "your Honorable Body to Pass a law allowing him in future to reside in this State."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1812; Copy of Last Will and Testament of Willis Ballard, 25 March 1809
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11681203

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/9/2009 3:29:00 PM