Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684501 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nelson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Speakers and members of the Senate and house of Delegates of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1845-January-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nelson Tinsley represents that, "with a view to a permanent settlement, he sent to the State of Missouri, sometime in the fall of 1839 in charge of his son William H. Tinsley sundry slaves." The petitioner discloses that his son has died and that, due to "the unhealthiness of the climate and other causes," he has "abandoned all idea of removing himself to the state of Missouri." Tinsley states that said slaves "were either given to him by his father or raised by himself and for whom he has a more than ordinary attachment" and that "he is desirous to bring them back to Virginia." Aware that "the existing laws of the Commonwealth" prevent his ability to do so, the petitioner prays "of your honourable body the passage of such a law ... as will enable him to bring back from the state of Missouri to the state of Virginia the slaves."
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11684501

People Associated with Petition 11684501

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:1/25/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2009 8:18:00 AM