Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682004 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia (, )
Filing Date:1820-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Free black Samuel Johnston owns his wife, Patty, daughter Lucy, and son Samuel. He would have freed them long ago if he had not been intimidated by the law requiring their "speedy departure from the Commonwealth." He now asks that they be freed, and permitted to remain in Virginia. A related document reveals that Samuel Johnston owned property valued at $3,600 in 1820. Several related petitions provide supplemental petitions on Sam or Samuel Johnston (also called Johnson). He was a man of mixed raced who had purchased his freedom and had been free as early as 1812. He had later purchased his family and attempted to free them.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1820; Certificate, Appraisal of Real and Personal Property of Samuel Johnston, 27 October 1820; see PARs #11681204, #11681514, #11682204, #11682307, #11683508, #11683709
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11682004

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/16/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/31/2009 9:31:00 AM