Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683306 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Northumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate & House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1833-February-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alice Kelley writes that in 1832, her slave Anthony "became deranged in mind" and "spread consternation and dismay throughout the neighbourhood." Lately, he has become "more furious and ungovernable than ever." Kelley is a widow who has only an eleven-year-old son to help her, while Anthony is "a strong, athletic man." She not only fears for her own safety, but her neighbors' safety as well. He might, she contends, escape and commit "greater outrages than he has already." She asks to have him placed in the Lunatic Hospital at Williamsburg, or Stanton, or in the county jail.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11683306

People Associated with Petition 11683306

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:12/13/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2009 9:43:00 AM