Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681802 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislature
Filing Date:1818-December-10
Ending Date:1818-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:In his will, free black Lewis Turner, deceased, emancipated his wife Aggie, whom he had purchased from Henry Chappell. Knowing that freed slaves, unless liberated for some meritorious act, were required to leave Virginia within twelve months, Turner instructs his executor to petition the General Assembly for an act permitting her to remain in Virginia. She is about forty-five or fifty years old, and had served her master faithfully until purchased by her husband.
Result:rejected; bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, Ben Preslow, et al., 2 December 1818; Certificate, Elizabeth Preson[?], 2 December 1818; Copy of Last Will and Testament of Lewis Turner, 5 June 1818
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11681802

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:11
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/14/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/17/2009 3:46:00 PM