Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682712 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Halifax
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon'l the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1827-December-7
Ending Date:1827-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Spencer represents that last August "a negro man the property of your petitioner was convicted of Rape & Setenced by the said Court to be hung by which Sentence your petitioner has been deprived of nearly his only means of Support." Averring that Buck "was a mechanic of considerable value," Spencer reports that he "was receiving $15 per month for his services." The petitioner contends "that the amount allowed him by the Court is not the intrinsic value of his property." Spencer therefore appeals "to your Honble body to allow him further compensation for his property." James Hart, in an attached affidavit, states that Buck "was worth to [Spencer] at least Eight hundred Dollars."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, Richard E. Bennett, 24 November 1827; Certificate, James Hart, 24 November 1827
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11682712

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/2/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/26/2009 10:12:00 AM