Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11083306 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1833

General Petition Information

Abstract:Citizens of Jefferson and Claiborne counties seek to emancipate Richard Sanders, "one of the most worthy and faithful Negros in the State." Richard Sanders, who is about forty years of age, is an excellent gin wright, they state. Even while paying his former owner, the late Colonel Daniel Burnett, "full wages" he had saved enough to purchase his own freedom. The petitioners inform the court that Richard's late owner, John B. Coburn, had purchased him in order to free him.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Testimonial, John H. Reynolds, 7 December 1833
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11083306

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
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:3/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2007 10:06:00 AM