Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11081501 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honl. the Legislative counsel [sic] & House of Representatives of the General assembly in the Mississippi Territory
Filing Date:circa 1815

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner, Benajah Randle, informs the court that a few months earlier, an American Indian brought to him a slave by the name of Toney, who, after questioning, was found to belong to one John Brown of Wilkinson County. Randle, mindful of his duties as a good citizen, took the slave over to Washington jail in Adams County. The slave died in jail a short time later. Illiterate, poor, and with a large family, Randle seeks reimbursement for expenses incurred in fulfilling his responsibilities.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Expenses, B. Randle, n.d.; Sworn Statement, B. Randle, 2 December 1815; Receipt from Jailer, 25 January 1815
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11081501

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Territorial Legislature, Series 524
  • Record Group: 5
  • Box: 27

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/5/2007 3:13:00 PM