Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682901 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Richmond
Location Type:City
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1829-January-20
Ending Date:1829-January-22

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 and children." They aver that said slaves consist "exclusively of women and children, who were not only wholly unprofitable, but if not sold would 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 "authorizing the sale of the said slaves."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11682807
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11682901

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:3
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:12/5/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM