Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684707 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable members of the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1847-December-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Emancipated in 1847 by Erasmus T. and Maria L. Rose, who reside in Shelby County, Tennessee, James Monroe asks to remain "within the Commonwealth of Virginia and reside in the County of Albemarle." Monroe works as a servant in the dining room of a hotel and for professors at the University of Virginia. He has been in Charlottesville for fifteen years. He has conducted himself well, and lives with his slave wife and four slave children. If forced to leave he would be "separated from them forever."
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, N. H. Venable, et al., ca. 1847; Certificate, John B. Minor, ca. 1847; Certificate, John B. Minor, 29 December 1845; Certificate, George Watson Carr, ca. 1847; Certificate, Cynthia T. Norris, 5 December 1847; Certificate, John Thompson, 31 October 1847; Certificate, John M. Carr, 29 September 1847; Certificate, P. Francis Auguste, 1 October 1847
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 11684707

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/6/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/20/2009 3:00:00 PM