Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684708 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1847-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eight residents of Loudoun and Fauquier counties point out that convictions for violating existing residency laws by free blacks "have been of rare occurrence, & that prosecutions have, in consequence, been almost entirely abandoned." "[P]rompt steps" should be taken to "rid the State of this growing fungus." Free blacks should be either sent to Africa," the petitioners argue, "remanded to slavery, or extended "privileges of Complete Citizenship."
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11684708

People Associated with Petition 11684708

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/20/2009 3:21:00 PM