Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082301 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honorable The Legislature of The State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1823-November-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:A group of twenty-nine citizens ask the legislature to approve the emancipation of Limerick, a fifty-year-old slave who paid his master $600 for his freedom. Limerick, the petitioners write, "has ever been a faithful and trusty Slave," and they believe "no injury will arise to the community by means of his legal Emancipation." Among the petitioners is Limerick's owner, Ezekiel Newman.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Deed of Emancipation, E. Newman of Slave Limerick, 28 March 1822
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11082301

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

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1823
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 18

Processing Information

Record Created:2/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/24/2007 6:18:00 PM