Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11083202 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1832-January-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:The administratrix and heirs of the late Eve Hyland seek to emancipate Joe, a slave in Hyland's estate. They inform the court that the late Hyland stipulated in her will that if Joe paid her heirs his appraised value, he should be freed. Joe was appraised at $500, a sum which he has now paid the heirs. The petitioners state that Joe is well-behaved, industrious, honest, and would not "become a state charge," and that he should now be emancipated.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Will of Eve Hyland, 16 September 1828; Report of Select Committee, ca. 1832; Bill to Emancipate a Person of Color, ca. 1832
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11083202

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 20

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2007 12:20:00 PM