Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684209 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Halifax
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1842-December-14
Ending Date:1842-December-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-five-year-old Patty Daniel, "a woman of color and ... formerly a slave, the property of Philip E. Vass," represents that she "is desirous to remain where she has lived so long and where she enjoys the society of her husband and her children." Daniel recounts that the court "pronounced the will [of said Vass] valid & the slaves free" a year ago and "that all the slaves included in such decree have since obtained their free-papers & removed out of the state, except your petitioner," who "is a married woman, her husband being a free man of color, named Terry Daniel, by occupation a shoemaker." She therefore prays “that a special act may be passed, granting her permission as a free woman, to reside in this state."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #11284401, #11684108, #11686005, #21683236, #21684021, #21684022, #21684125, #21684322, #21685030; Certificate, James Young, et al., 30 November 1842
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11684209

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:1/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/26/2009 1:55:00 PM