Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681401 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Senate and House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1814-October-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Godfree, formerly the slave of William Brown of Surry County, was bequeathed by Brown to his daughter, a minor. The young woman has recently married John T. Bowdoin, who has now emancipated him for "various considerations," especially his "long and faithful services." Godfree's wife and children are slaves in the same county. According to the law of Virginia regulating the emancipation of slaves, he is faced with the prospect of leaving them or surrendering his liberty. He asks for permission to remain in the state.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11681402
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11681401

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/19/2009 1:59:00 PM