Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082504 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1825-December-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Benjamin Bedford, administrator of the estate of the late Dr. Thomas K. McElrath, and Rebecca Cavens, McElrath's widow, and Rebecca's new husband, Elijah Cavens, seek permission to sell land rather than slaves to satisfy debts against the estate. This would better serve the six children who were heirs and "whose education, support, and maintenance depend alone on the proceeds of the labor of the negroes."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit of Rebecca Cavens, 22 December 1825
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11082504

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1825
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 18

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/22/2007 3:17:00 PM