Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11083305 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. the Senate & House of Representatives of the state of Mississippi (, )
Filing Date:circa 1833

General Petition Information

Abstract:More than twenty Simpson County residents write in behalf of Enoch Perritt, "a yellow man or one of that Class of our Citizens whom the Laws of this State term Mulatto and that under those Laws the said Enoch is taxed to the amount of about Seven dollars per annum." Such an amount, they assert, is oppressive. Enoch is a blacksmith by trade, peaceable and temperate, one of the most useful "Citizens of the County." The petitioners ask that he be "placed on a footing with other free Citizens of the State" with regard to taxation. Also they ask that he may be protected by "the laws of this state in relation of proving open accounts extended to him as to other individuals." In a related petition, more than fifty other residents also petitioned for tax relief in favor of Enoch Perritt.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11083304
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11083305

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

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

Record Created:1/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2007 9:53:00 AM