Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682108 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the hnble. The general assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1821-December-11
Ending Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:Along with other whites in the community, Benjamin Bowles marched to the residence of a group of free blacks and "inflicted chastisement upon them." The free people of color, he claims, were of "bad fame and character," associating with them was Sally May, a white woman of "foul character." Afterwards, Bowles was convicted of instigating "a riot," and fined. He is very poor, he says, and asks for legislative relief.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1821
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11682108

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

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 3:04:00 PM