Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082101 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Hancock
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble The Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:1821-September-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:About 1818, John Morin purchased his eighteen-month-old slave daughter, described as a "quartroon" girl named Adele. Morin then went to the justice of the peace in Hancock County and procured an "act of emancipation." A short time later Morin died. His mother, Louise Favre, discovered that the act was not valid. She asks the legislature for an act of emancipation to free Adele. Favre states that she has six children by her former husband, Peter Morin, and that one of them is threatening to keep Adele in bondage. The mother laments that she is growing old and wants to respect her son's wish before she dies.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Copy of Bill of Sale, Pierre Morin to Madam Charles Favre, 27 August 1821
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11082101

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

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1821
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 17

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/10/2007 2:07:00 PM