Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682807 Details

Location Type:City
Salutation:To the Speaker and Members of the House of Delegates
Filing Date:1828-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hetty Jacobs, the widow of Solomon Jacobs, joins the guardian of her three infant children and the administrator of her late husband's estate to request that the eleven slaves belonging to said estate be sold "and the proceeds vested in Bank or Government stock to be held for the benefit of the widow & children." They aver that said slaves consist "exclusively of women & children who are not only wholly unproductive, but if not sold, must become a charge to the estate." Declaring the conduct of said slaves to be “very insolent and every way objectionable," the petitioners therefore pray that a law be passed "authorising the sale of the said slaves."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #1162901; Certificate, P. V. Daniel, et al., ca. 1828; Martin Dawson to Richard Anderson, 1 January 1829; Act, Sale of Slaves, ca. 1829
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11682807

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

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:5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM