Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681303 Details

State:Virginia
Location:King George
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1813-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:In her will, Mary Matthews freed her slaves and directed her executor to take them to some place where they would "enjoy their freedom." One of the freed slaves, Lucinda, refused to leave, explaining that her husband lived in King George County, and nothing could make her leave him, not even her freedom. A year passed, and now fearful of being sold by the overseers of the poor, she asks to return to slavery as the servant of her husband's owner, Captain William H. Hooe.
Result:laid on table
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681303

People Associated with Petition 11681303

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

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 9:51:00 AM