Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681512 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Richmond
Location Type:City
Salutation:To the Honb'le the Speaker of the House of Delegates and Members of the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1815-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Having faithfully served his deceased master, Captain John F. Price, for many years--"in Health, and Sickness, and in all vicisitudes"--William, alias William Yancey, asks for his freedom as authorized in Price's will. He also asks to remain in Virginia. Yancey believes that the legislature has the right to deny freedom to those who are not worthy, but argues that "limited & circumscribed" emancipation, based on merit, as in his own case, represents sound policy.
Result:laid on the table
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681512

People Associated with Petition 11681512

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:5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM