Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11083008 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:circa 1830
Ending Date:1830-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-three citizens of Natchez ask that a free woman of color named Esther Barland, the owner of a lot a ground and a house built by the fruits of her own industry, be permitted to remain in Mississippi. She should not be subject to the penalties of the 1822 act concerning "Slaves, free Negroes, and mulattoes," they contend, because of her industry. The governor's proclamation demanding rigid enforcement of the 80th and 81st sections of the 1822 act caused her much anxiety. She is "much grieved at the idea of being driven from the Land of her home and her friends to find shelter she Knows not where."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Resolution for the Benefit of Ester Barland, 7 December 1830
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11083008

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1830
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 19

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/30/2007 12:32:00 PM