Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684908 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1849-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Aaron Howard, a free man of color, informs the legislature that he was a faithful, honest, and peaceful slave, not addicted to drunkenness, gaming, or other vices. He was promised his freedom by his owner, Robert Sherrard, but the latter died before he could grant it. Colonel Sherrard's son and heir, John B. Sherrard, emancipated Howard. Now, two years later, Howard asks to remain in Virginia. He is the superintendent on a farm owned by Robert B. Sherrard, John's brother and another of the late Col. Sherrard's sons.
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Certificate, John B. Sherrard, ca. 1849; Certificate, John L. Templer, ca. 1849
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11684908

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/23/2009 12:12:00 PM