Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683514 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1835-December-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Haskins's uncle, John Haskins Sr., is insane. His estate consists of a 1046-acre tract of land, thirteen male slaves ages seventeen to fifty, fourteen female slaves ages sixteen to sixty, and eleven slave children ages one to eight. The slaves are unproductive, difficult to manage, and a "nuisance to the neighbourhood." John Haskins, representing a group of relatives, asks that the land and slaves--except the uncle's personal body servant Tom--be sold and the proceeds, perhaps $20,000, be invested at 5 percent, which would be more than enough to maintain his uncle comfortably.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1835
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11683514

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions, 1833-1860

Processing Information

Record Created:12/15/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/30/2009 11:46:00 AM