Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11081903 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1819

General Petition Information

Abstract:Dr. Benjamin M. Bullen asks permission to emancipate a woman named Juliette, a faithful slave who had belonged to his late friend, Colonel David Carradine. Bullen informs the court that Juliette is a "faithful" servant who nursed Carradine "during a long distressing and lingering illness." Carradine had owned Juliette until shortly before he died, when he sold her for $1 to Bullen and asked him to see to her emancipation. Juliette was twenty-four years of age and worked as a house servant. She should be freed, Bullen said, because of her "services, honesty and fidelity."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimony of J. E. Davis, 18 January 1819; Deposition of Abraham Johnston, 16 January 1819; Bond of David Carradine, 20 April 1818; Bill of Sale, David Carradine to Benjamin Bullen, for slave Juliett, 20 April 1818
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11081903

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 1819
  • Record Group: 47

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/10/2007 2:17:00 PM