Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682510 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Russell
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1825-December-21
Ending Date:1825-December-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Robert Dickeson petitions to deny Moses, a slave previously owned by his late father, residency in Virginia. He represents that said Moses was devised to his brother, who executed "a deed of emancipation for pecuniary consideration." He further points out that for many years Moses "carried on a continual traffic on his own account." The petitioner further asserts that he "has strong reason to suspect & believes [Moses] acted dishonestly in several instances." He cites that in "one instance your petitioners father was robbed of $1000 by his own slaves ... [and] he suspects the slave Moses to have participated"; in addition, Moses's son was "in the habit of purloining" poultry and other items. Averring that "the said Moses has abundant means to enable him to remove to some other state," the petitioner prays "that your Honorable Body will not sustain the petition of Moses, but that he may in due time be required to depart the Commonwealth."
Result:reasonable
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11682510

People Associated with Petition 11682510

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/21/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2009 9:09:00 PM