Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082201 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honl, the Senate & House of Representatives of the state of Mississippi in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:1822-June-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Forsyth asks to emancipate Hanah, described as "of yellow Complexion, Aged about forty years," and previously owned by Edward Brooks. She was "Verry faithfull, honest, and dilegent," a nurse who tended to family and friends during the "malignant fevers" in 1817 and 1819. She also saved her former master's property when his house was going up in flames. Forsyth seeks permission for her to remain in the state and notes that he has posted a bond guaranteeing that she will "never become a public charge."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Deed of Manumission, John Forsyth, 6 January 1823; John Forsyth to C. M. Norton, 8 January 1823
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11082201

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1822
  • 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 3:19:00 PM