Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082802 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly convened
Filing Date:1828-January-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:In his last will and testament, Thomas P. Ferguson freed his "man servant Reuben" for the "faithfull and great service, rendered to him in sickness and in health." The will also stipulated that, should the executor fail to achieve his emancipation, Reuben should become the property of Thomas's sister, Martha. The latter is now moved to "renew the call for an act of emancipation made by the executor two sessions since." She wishes to honor her brother's wishes and Reuben's "extraordinary fidelity."
Result:postponed indefinitely
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11082802

People Associated with Petition 11082802

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1827
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 19

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/30/2007 9:42:00 AM