Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082601 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Sennate [sic] and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in general assembly convened
Filing Date:1826-January-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1818, a slave named John was stolen from Samuel Martin by Philo Andrews, a resident in the town of Washington. Andrews was arrested, put up a $2,000 bond, and then fled prosecution. The bond went into the State Treasury. Martin estimated his loss at $900 plus an estimated $504 in interest (8 percent for eight years), and $100 in expenses, including travel to court and to present the petition to the legislature. In all, he sought a total of $1,500 in compensation.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Copy of Indictment, Negro Stealing, State v. Philo Andrews, Adams County, May 1818
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11082601

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

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1826
  • 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 3:25:00 PM