Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000002 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioners assert that the 1809 law requiring retailers to take an oath that they would neither buy nor sell liquor to slaves without written permission from the slaveholder "is unequal unnecessary and unjust." Some retailers, the petitioners note, fail to obtain a license, and some private citizens sell liquor to slaves. Moreover, not all merchants obey the law. Thus when slaveholders send their domestic servants to stores without permission slips some merchants refuse to sell the slaves "the smallest trifle" while others sell items to the slave "without the formality of any permission in writing." They urge the legislature to consider the "necessity of reform."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11000002

People Associated with Petition 11000002

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1817-1839, undated
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 17

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/29/2007 2:23:00 PM