Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000019 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nicholas P. Carr asks the legislature to emancipate the slave named Betsey, who was freed in the will of deceased Adams County resident Timothy Gifford. The testator was much attached to Betsey because of "her fidelity & attention to him." The petitioner, who is the executor of Gifford's will and his sole "legatee," is in full agreement with the testator's wishes.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11000019

People Associated with Petition 11000019

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:3/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/30/2007 6:43:00 PM