Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682105 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1821-December-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:After serving Thomas Campbell for more than forty-five years, the slave Roger was freed by the last will of testament of Campbell's son, John Campbell, who had inherited him from his father. However, soon after acquiring his right to freedom, Roger was re-enslaved by the late John's brother, Thomas Campbell Jr., and remained in slavery for approximately two more years. Roger brought suit in the county court and his freedom was confirmed. Now he faces the prospect of having to emigrate as required by the law. Old and infirm he would certainly suffer greatly in "some distant and unknown land." The petitioner has inherited a large part of John Campbell's estate and he is "willing to be the security of the said Roger that he shall never become a burden to the public and to give further security if deem'd necessary to support him during his natural life, as he believes that himself and his family are now enjoying the fruits of the labour of said Roger."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, David Dunn, ca. 1821; see PAR #11682106
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11682105

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/16/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/18/2009 12:44:00 PM