Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681803 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Henrico
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1818-December-17
Ending Date:1818-December-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:The trustees appointed to oversee the fifty or so slaves freed in Capt. Izard Bacon's last will and testament ask that the Superior Court in Richmond City be granted authority to issue orders "in relation to the said slaves, as it may deem proper and to make a decree for their final emancipation & removal out of the Commonwealth as soon as a sufficient sum of money shall be raised for that purpose from the proceeds of their labor or at any time the said court may judge it expedient & right."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Copy of Court Order, Superior Court of Chancery, Richmond City, 29 January 1817; see PARs #11681611, #11682001
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11681803

Slaves:47
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:3
Other People:1

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:2/2/2009 4:54:00 PM