Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683311 Details

Location:Princess Ann
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1833-December-9
Ending Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:In December 1832, constable Thomas Ward arrested the slave Harry, charging his owner with permitting him "to go a large and hire himself out." Committed to jail, Harry remained incarcerated because his owner, a free mulatto woman, could not pay the fine, nor could he be sold, being "old & infirm." In May 1833, Harry was released. Edward Fentress, jail keeper, asks to be reimbursed for his expenses of $43.75.
Result:committee reports is "reasonable"
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Warrant, 5 January 1833; Copy of Court Order, ca. 1833; Copy of Account, 6 May 1833
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11683311

Free Persons of Color: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 11:10:00 AM