Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681514 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1815-December-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Through industry and economy Samuel Johnson purchased himself from his owner Edward Digges, receiving permission from the legislature to remain in the state. Now, again through strict attention to business, he saved "a large sum of money" and purchased his wife and children. He asks that they be emancipated and permitted to remain in Virginia. A related petition reveals that Samuel or Sam Johnson (also called Johnston in other related petitions) was a man of mixed race.
Result:laid on the table
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11681204, #1682004, #11682204, #11682307, #11683508, #11683709
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11681514

Free Persons of Color: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:3/31/2009 9:00:00 AM