Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000004 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly convened
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:"Jerry a Man of Colour" was born a slave and asks for his freedom as stipulated in the will of Colonel Benajah Osmun. Jerry quotes the following clause from the will: "Item for the faithful services of my boy Jerry, I hereby manumit and set him the said Jerry free from slavery, from and after my decease."
Result:reported favorably
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11000004

People Associated with Petition 11000004

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

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:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/29/2007 1:55:00 PM