Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082701 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Wilkinson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly
Filing Date:1827-July-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Bryce claims that he purchased at a sheriff's auction in Wilkinson County a purported runaway slave named George for the sum of $301. When it was learned that George was in fact a free man of color named Harry Singer, also known as Henry, Bryce lost his purchase money. He presented a claim to the county but received only $187.03. He asks the legislature to make up the difference and pay him "the amount actually paid into the treasury of his county."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit of Hugh Connell, Justice of the Peace, Wilkinson County, 5 July 1827; Affidavit of Charles McMorris, Justice of the Peace, Wilkinson County, 5 July 1827; Copy of Court Order, County Court, Wilkinson County, 31 January 1828
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11082701

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

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:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/22/2007 3:43:00 PM