Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11686202 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:[To the General Assembly of Virginia]
Filing Date:1862-March-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-four citizens of Goochland County represent that Dr. John Morris "has been for the last ten years or more afflicted by a disease of the spine, which has rendered him utterly incapable of walking ... in consequence of such disease he is altogether incapable of attending to out door business of any kind whatever." They further reveal that said Morris "is the owner of some fifty or sixty slaves and a large plantation" and that his four sons all volunteered "for the War." The petitioners assert that Morris's overseer "has also been called out with the militia and unless he be relieved by your interposition will leave home for the seat of war in a few days." They therefore pray that William P. Crowder, the said overseer, be exempted "from service in the militia so long as he continues in his present employment."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11686202

People Associated with Petition 11686202

Free Persons of Color:0
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:1/29/2009 7:05:00 AM