Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682204 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable members of the general assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1822-December-17
Ending Date:1822-December-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Johnston, a free man of color, informs the General Assembly that at their last session his petition to emancipate his daughter was "ineffectual" because he had failed to submit "Sufficient evidence." He now offers additional evidence with his renewed petition. Related petitions reveal that Samuel Johnson, a man of mixed race also called Sam Johnson, had been free as early as 1812 and that he had purchased his family.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11681204, #11681514, #11682004, #11682307, #11683508; Certificate, Francis W. Brooke, et al., ca. 1822; Certificate, James Monroe, 1 October 1822
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11682204

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/17/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/31/2009 9:35:00 AM