Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000020 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Monroe
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and house Representatives of the State of Mississippi in general assembly convened
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:Bartlet Sims, former sheriff of Monroe County, requests payment of $30 from the legislature for advertising two runaway slaves, Peter and John. Sims had put the slaves in the Monroe County jail, but it was "wholly insufficient to answer the ends of public justice." The jail was so inadequate that the two men "got out and made their escape so that they could not be got."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11000020

People Associated with Petition 11000020

Slaves:2
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:3/2/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/30/2007 6:47:00 PM