Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682406 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Louisa
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble Speaker of the house Va.
Filing Date:1824-December-11
Ending Date:1824-December-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Martin M. Price, the jailer of Louisa County, represents that he committed to his jail a woman of color named Milly as a runaway slave on 31 January 1823. Milly said she was the property of one Mr. Finlay of Richmond, but after sustained inquiries conducted by Price, no Mr. Finlay acknowledging himself as Milly's owner could be found, nor did any one else claimed her as his or her property. Price believes that Milly, an old person afflicted with several disabilities, also suffered from "severe mental derangement." There was also some speculation that Milly had been set free in Richmond and was trying to go back to Alexandria where she had been a slave. Eventually she "disappeard" and most thought she had "strayed off [and] died." No owner "has ever inquired for her." The jailer wants to be reimbursed for expenses incurred during Milly's confinement in his jail.
Result:rejected; reported
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, Nathaniel Mills, 9 December 1824; Certificate, Reuben Cowherd, 1824; Affidavit, John Hunter, 16 December 1824
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11682406

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/29/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2009 12:05:00 PM