Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681410 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1814-October-25
Ending Date:1814-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Billy, a free man of color, represents that he was "by the last Will & Testament of his last master Robert Kincaid emancipated." He reveals, however, that he "has been informed that by an Act of Assembly of Virginia, he is [denied] the privilege of enjoying this blessing within the limits of his native state." Averring that he "is unwilling to leave his native home unless compelled so to do by the laws of the state," the petitioner "begs your honorable body to take his case into consideration & that you will in mercy pass a law by which he may be enabled to reside within the limits of this his native state."
Result:rejected in committee; bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Charles Irving to A. Dibull[?], 17 October 1814; Certificate, Nathan Ayers, 15 October 1814; Certificates, Robert Shaw, R. Eldridge Jr., Samuel Jones, Bolling Branch, James Holman, Samuel Gordon, ca. 1814; Copy of Last Will and Testament of Robert Kincaid, 20 October 1810
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 11681410

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/2/2009 2:47:00 PM