Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10182301 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:circa 1823

General Petition Information

Abstract:Slave owner William Blake requests that Jacob, a slave he recently emancipated, be permitted to remain in the state. The law required that the Jacob leave Alabama within twelve months. Blake argues, however, that "in consequence of his family which he cannot remove, and in as much as he is an upright and honest man, and a useful machanick," Jacob should be permitted to stay. Blake had previously posted a $1,000 good-behavior bond.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of Select Committee, November 1826
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 10182301

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Records of the Alabama Secretary of State, Legislative Bills and Resolutions

Processing Information

Record Created:8/24/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/22/2007 3:29:00 PM