Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10682001 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honorable The Senate and House of Representatives of The State of Georgia in General Assembly met
Filing Date:circa 1820

General Petition Information

Abstract:The wardens and vestrymen of St. Paul's Church in Augusta complain that the costs of establishing a new burial ground farther from the city have exceeded expectations. To obtain additional funds, they ask to dispose of a portion of the northern end of the lot where St. Paul's is situated, originally granted by an act of the General Assembly. Part of the northern section, until about 1818, had been used as a burial place for people of color. With the opening of Bay Street and the building of the wharf, most of the blacks interred there had been moved elsewhere.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10682001

People Associated with Petition 10682001

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Box: 41

Processing Information

Record Created:6/28/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/28/2007 2:39:00 PM