Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683302 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Fauquier
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable, the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1833-January-26
Ending Date:1833-January-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty Fauquier County residents urge the legislature to appropriate an annual sum to aid in colonizing Virginia free blacks in Africa. The petitioners perceive the "evils" of slavery as being "progressive and that every successive year adds to the difficulty of surmounting them." At the same time, they hold firm their regard as "inviolable the rights of property in slaves."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11683302

People Associated with Petition 11683302

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/13/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/25/2009 3:51:00 PM