Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681215 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Asssembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1812-December-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lynch Dilliard requests permission to keep four slaves that he had brought into Virginia from Tennessee. He recounts that he and his wife removed "to the western Country" in 1809 to be near his father-in-law who was gravely ill. Dilliard notes that within a short time his wife's father died and his wife became "dangerously ill her life being despaired of for some time and that his black family was also very sickly some of whom actually died." The petitioner reports that he and his wife have returned to Virginia "with some of the few slaves they had carried with them." Dilliard therefore "earnestly hopes that your Honourable body will grant such relief as in your Justice and wisdom shall be best suited to his case."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681215

People Associated with Petition 11681215

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:10/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/10/2009 8:20:00 AM