Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11685902 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1859-December-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-one residents of Prince George County insist that to protect the "due subordination of slaves to masters, & generally of the inferior black to the dominant white class," the assembly must address "two existing & wide-spread evils." These evils are 1) "the shops or other places for the unlicensed selling of intoxicating liquors to slaves" and the "carrying on with them other illegal traffic;" 2) "the intercourse with slaves, (& also with free negroes,) of persons, whether vagrants or temporary sojourners, who, in many cases, are either voluntary agents or hired emissaries of northern associations, or individuals, laboring to destroy slavery in the southern states, by instigating desertion, or conspiracy & insurrection." They seek new measures for the "prevention & punishment" of the twin evils.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PARs #11685901, #11686001, #11686007
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11685902

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/30/2009 6:00:00 AM