Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682407 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Members of the Virginia Legislature
Filing Date:1824-December-4
Ending Date:1824-December-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Johnston, a free man of color, represents that the legislature passed an act emancipating him and that he has since "acquired the ownership of his wife Patty and daughter Lucy." He attests that said Patty "is advanced in years and no longer bears children, that the upright deportment, and good moral character of said Patty and Lucy has acquired to them the favour respect and good wishes of the community generally." The petitioner therefore "humbly requests that an act of your honorable body may be passed, emancipating his said wife and daughter, and permiting them to remain in this state."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1824; Certificate, John Shackelford, 9 November 1829; Certificate, J. C. Gibson, ca. 1824; Certificate, James W. Wallace, 25 November 1824
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11682407

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:6/26/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/19/2009 12:50:00 PM