Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684406 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon'ble Speaker, House of Representatives and Senate of Virginia
Filing Date:1844-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jacob Sampson, a free man of color, represents that "he has Kept a house of private entertainment for the last fourteen or fifteen years in the County of Goochland." He now explains that he has been summoned "to appear at the next Court and shew cause why his license should not be revoked." Averring that "his house has been a great convenience to those who carry stock to market as well as other travellers," Sampson asserts that "he has in no instance violated the law in respect to houses of private entertainment & can produce the strongest evidence to establish his character for honesty and good behaviour." The petitioner therefore prays that "your Honble Body will pass a special law authorising him to keep a house of private entertainment upon the payment of the tax thereon & using good behaviour."
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, Edmund Mills, et al., November 1844; Certificate, William L. Davis, et al., 1 November 1844; Certificate, Thomas [?], 25 November 1844; Certificate, John Brooks, ca. 1844
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11684406

Free Persons of Color:1
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:2/16/2009 8:09:00 AM