Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683413 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable Members of the Senate & of The House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1834-December-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:John G. Joynes represents that "at a meeting of the Overseers of the Poor ... held on the 6th day of June, 1825, an order was made by the said Overseers of the Poor that they would apprehend and sell one of those free negroes within their county who had been emancipated since the first day of May 1806 and had remained within this Commonwealth more than twelve months after their right to freedom had accrued." Joynes states that "in obedience to this order the said overseers of the poor actually made sale of eight of those free negroes residing in different parts of the said county of Accomack" and that "amongst these was a certain Jim Outten alias James Outten, who was purchased by a certain Littleton P. Henderson at the price of Fifty Dollars." He further recounts that said Outten sued and recovered his freedom and that said Henderson "instituted a suit ... against your petitioner for the purchase money of the said Jim Outten." Noting that "a judgment was thereupon rendered by the said court in favour of the plaintiff against your petitioner," Joynes therefore "believes that he has a well founded claim upon the justice of this Commonwealth for full and complete remuneration for the damages which he has sustained."
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:See PAR #11682803; Copy of Proceedings, Overseers of the Poor, 6 June 1825, 5 September 1825, 4 March 1826, 5 June 1826; Copy of Record, Jim Outten v. Littleton P. Henderson, 29 August 1827; Copy of Record, Littleton P. Henderson for Jim Outten v. John G. Joynes, 27 August 1833
Pages of Related Documents:12

People Associated with Petition 11683413

Free Persons of Color:9
Other People:9

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/14/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/21/2009 5:24:00 PM