Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681302 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1813-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1804, Joseph Hill promised to free his slave James if James worked for Archibald Linthicum for five years, for which Linthicum agreed to pay Hill one hundred pounds Virginia currency. At the end of the five years, Hill reneged and demanded more money from Linthicum, to which demand Linthicum complied and paid Hill an additional one hundred dollars. After it was paid, James became the property of Linthicum who signed his deed of emancipation. Now a free man, James asks for the legislature to pass an act giving him permission to "remain in the neighborhood where" he has "long lived" without incuring any fines of penalties other than such as are incurred by other free persons of colour who are permitted to remain within the Commonwealth."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Certificate, Jonathan Burch, et al., ca. 1813; Copy of Deed of Emancipation, A. Linthicum to Negro James, 15 April 1810; Certificate, Joseph Hill, 6 May 1813; Certificate, James McBride, 7 May 1813
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11681302

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/19/2009 9:38:00 AM