Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684308 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Hon: legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1843-March-1
Ending Date:1843-March-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1833, George Rives, having inherited from his father about thirty slaves for whom he "felt all the peculiar ties of duty & attachment as is common under like circumstances," moved to Mississippi and acquired a cotton plantation. After two years, he discovered he had overestimated the potential profits and decided to bring his slaves back to Virginia. His creditors, however, initiated a suit, and he was delayed for a number of years. He has now settled with his creditors, and seeks permission to bring the "remnant" of his slaves, for whom he has great attachment, back to Virginia.
Result:none; request covered in Rev. Code, chap. 111
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11684308

People Associated with Petition 11684308

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:1/25/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2009 4:57:00 PM