Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000016 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:The Petition of Malachi Hagins, of Jefferson County State of Mississippi
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:A free man of color named Malachi Hagins states that he is descended from several generations of free ancestors. His grandmother was a white woman, and his father died in the American Revolution fighting on behalf of the "Revolted Colonies." Hagins notes that he moved to Mississippi twenty-two years ago, married a white woman, fathered nine children, and acquired land, cattle, and nine slaves. He is now subject to being driven from his country and having his property confiscated and his life put in jeopardy "for want of the guardian protection of the Laws of the Land." He asks for an act to give him "security & protection, such rights and liberties" as the legislature might deem "humane, politick and right."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Supporting Statement of Thomas Hinds, Felix Hughes, et al., n.d.; see PAR #11000024
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11000016

Free Persons of Color: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:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/30/2007 6:21:00 PM