Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11083001 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly convened
Filing Date:1830-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Theodore Richey asks the legislature to pass an act of emancipation to free a woman slave named Ama. Richey states that Ama married an "honest and industrious free man of colour," who had saved his earnings and is willing to purchase her freedom. Ama is a woman of good character, Richey asserts, and could provide adequate security against becoming a public charge.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11083002, #11083005
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11083001

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

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 13

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/30/2007 10:36:00 AM