Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000009 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Wilkinson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honorable The General Assembly of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:W. Davis asks for the emancipation of two old slaves, Charles and Eve, formerly owned by the late Colonel Hugh Davis of Wilkinson County. Davis planned to free the slaves but died before he could carry out "his benevolent intention." Davis's heirs never claimed ownership of the two, but the slaves were nonetheless "levied on and sold as their property" and purchased for the petitioner. They have now repaid the price of their purchase and W. Davis is ready to implement the wishes of the late Colonel.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #1000018
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11000009

Slaves:2
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:2/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/29/2007 2:37:00 PM