Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11081901 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and To the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi -- in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:circa 1819

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Lawson, as executor of the will of Payton Sterne, seeks to emancipate three children--Washington, Walter, and Adeline--whose mother was "a colored woman called Milly." Lawson had emancipated Milly, and Sterne, who recently died, provided for the freedom of her children in his will. In his will, a related document attached to the petition, Sterne asked of his executors that "the best of care may be taken in educating" the children with the balance of his property after all debts are paid, and "if any remains after their education to divide it equally between" them.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Will of Peyton Sterne, Adams County, 22 January 1819
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11081901

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47

Processing Information

Record Created:1/15/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/7/2007 6:18:00 PM