Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082404 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Monroe
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly convened
Filing Date:circa 1824

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Smith and George Meaders, executors of the estate of the late Lawson Thompson, seek an act of emancipation for certain slaves named in Thompson's will. During the past year "some improper claims" were advanced by the heirs, they assert, but these should have no bearing on the emancipation of the slaves. Smith and Meaders explain to the court that, by asking for the slaves' emancipation, they are conforming to the wishes of the late Thompson, who not only couched his desire to free his slaves in his will but often expressed it during his lifetime. In his will, Thompson also directed that land be purchased for the freed slaves out of his estate.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Last Will and Testament of Lawson Thompson, Monroe County, 14 May 1820; see PARs #11082306, #11082204
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11082404

Slaves:12
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Petitions and Memorials 1823
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 18

Processing Information

Record Created:1/16/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/22/2007 2:32:00 PM