Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682803 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Accomack
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1828-December-23
Ending Date:1829-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner Littleton P. Henderson informs the court that in 1826 he purchased at auction of the Overseers of the Poor a free man of color named Jim Outten, who had been re-enslaved for failing to leave the state within the time prescribed by law. He paid fifty dollars. Shortly thereafter, Jim Outten filed a suit to recover his freedom and won. Henderson then presented a petition to the General Assembly, following which he learned that he had been accused of being a speculator in slaves. Littleton vigorously denies such accusation and reiterates his claim that he is entitled to reimbursement of his fifty dollars.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11683413; Certificate, Levin L. Joynes, et al., 24 November 1828; Certificate, Members of Jury, ca. 1828; List of Subscribers, November 1828
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11682803

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:12/2/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/1/2009 3:42:00 PM