Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11081902 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the house of Representatives of the state of Mississippi
Filing Date:1819-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:Benjamin Farar asks to emancipate Louisa and her daughter, Betsey, as requested by Abram Ellis in his will. "He is aware that it has been deemed inexpedient by some of our best legislators to extend too freely to this unfortunate race of beings the discretionary aid of the Legislature," Farar explained, "at the same time it has almost always been done in cases like the present, when the applicants had performed essential & faithful services to their master, and had uniformly borne an excellent character."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Will of Abram Ellis, January 1817
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11081902

Slaves:104
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials, 1819
  • Record Group: 47

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/7/2007 6:02:00 PM