Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11685401 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Richmond
Location Type:City
Salutation:To the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1854-February-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-eight residents of Richmond declare that there is "a growing demand for Insurance on the Lives of Slaves, but the premiums on Slave Insurance amount to only a few dollars, as they are seldom insured for more than Six or Eight hundred dollars, therefore the taxes become onerous, and agencies are withdrawn." They therefore "respectfully petition your honorable body for a reduction of the Tax on the Life Insurance companies of other states."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11685401

People Associated with Petition 11685401

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM