Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681209 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Culpeper
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1812-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Armistead Long represents that he purchased a tract of land in 1800 "within the Jurisdiction of the State of Maryland; consisting partly of Main land on the Potomack River, and partly of an Island in the said River contigious to the Virginia Shore." Having placed certain slaves upon said land, the petitioner asserts that he has not added to said slaves "otherwise than by births" and that he is desirous to bring "again into this State, those Slaves which have always been the property of a Virginian and who were all born and raised in Virginia except those born on the said Island." Affirming that "it never was his intention that those Slaves should be the property of any other State," Long therefore "prays your honorable body to pass a Law authorizing him to bring the aforesaid Slaves into this State and to keep them therein notwithstanding any Law now existing." The petitioner states that there are twenty-two slaves and that he "considers himself under obligations of a peculiar delicacy to bestow them on a particular branch of his family."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681209

People Associated with Petition 11681209

Slaves:22
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/9/2009 9:00:00 PM