Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000014 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi (, )
Filing Date:circa 9999

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Moreton and his wife, Violet, were emancipated by Jesse Carter in Louisiana about 1814. The Moretons left their daughter, Charlotte, in the possession of Carter, as a slave for life. After Carter's death, the couple bought Charlotte for $352. Moreton now petitions to free his daughter. He writes, "Your Petitioner although' a colored man is not devoid of feelings of humanity and nature & considers it against the laws of nature to hold his own offspring in a state of servitude."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Supporting Statement of John Stevens, C. C. West, et al., n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11000014

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1817-1839, undated
  • Record Group: 47
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  • Volume: 16
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/30/2007 6:00:00 PM