Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681526 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nansemond
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honble Mr Speaker and Gentlemen of the house of Delegates in Session in the Citty of Richmond
Filing Date:1815-December-9
Ending Date:1815-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:In his will John Yeates bequeathed "Sundry Slaves towards the Support of two free schools." Citizens of the county now claim, however that the slaves, however, have become "a total expense." Some are sick with "Afflictions," others have young children, some of the men are disorderly, absconding part of the year, and still others refuse to hire out to certain employers. Residents ask that the Board of Trustees for the schools be permitted to sell the slaves at their discretion.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681526

People Associated with Petition 11681526

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/4/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/24/2009 12:02:00 PM