Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681511 Details

State:Virginia
Location:New Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honl the legislature of Virga
Filing Date:1815-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ben, age about sixty, had served the Vaughan family for more than fifty years, including his present owner, Bolling, who, together with his brother, was left an orphan at an early age. Bolling ascribes to Ben's "upright and faithful Conduct" the "pinciple advantages they now enjoy." Bolling Vaughan now seeks to free Ben. "His Services have amounted to ten times the Value of ordinary slaves," Vaughan explains. Ben, however, has a slave wife and seven slave children in the county, and leaving them would be "worse than Slavery." Vaughan asks that Ben be emancipated and allowed to remain in Virginia.
Result:laid on the table
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, John L. Poindexter, et al., 14 September 1815
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11681511

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/23/2009 3:26:00 PM