Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682301 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Speakers and members of the house of Delegates & Senate of Virginia
Filing Date:1823-December-8
Ending Date:1823-December-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventeen residents of Norfolk County represent that in 1715 Mathew Godfrey bequeathed three slaves to the county "whose hire and profits were to be appropriated to the use of the Poor of the said County." Over the years the three, a man and two women, "have increas'd and now amount to about thirty." The petitioners purport that as hirelings said slaves earn less than might be obtained if they were sold and the money invested in "good Security." They therefore "pray that a Law may pass authorising, and directing the Overseers of the Poor of Norfolk County ... to make Sale of the Slaves."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11682301

People Associated with Petition 11682301

Free Persons of Color:0
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:4/27/2009 8:39:00 PM