Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681504 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1815-December-26
Ending Date:1815-December-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Frances Hudson, a Louisiana man, bought on credit a number of slaves from Hugh and James McLaughlin, but failed to meet his payment schedule. To discharge the debt, the McLaughlins took "sundry negroes" from Hudson, and sold them in Kentucky. There was, however, a problem with the title for one of the slaves, Moses, who is of "peculiar Value in consequence of being an excellent house servant." The McLaughlins brought Moses back to Virginia, and ask that they be allowed to keep him without incurring any penalty for the importation of slaves into the state.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681504

People Associated with Petition 11681504

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/2/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/23/2009 12:43:00 PM