Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000007 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Members of the State Legislature In General Assembly convened for the body of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:Natchez resident Richard Terrell asks for a change of venue for the trial of his slave Henry, accused by another slave of burglary. Convicted once but granted a new trial, Henry "cannot have anything like a fair trial" in Adams County. The slave who accused Henry was a "man of bad fame."
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11000007

People Associated with Petition 11000007

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
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:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/29/2007 2:03:00 PM