Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085902 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1859-December-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Albert W. Dunbar, guardian of the estate of Dr. James P. McPheeters of Adams County, purchased in 1858 for the widow and her eight children a plantation on the Black River in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. He then transported the slaves belonging to the estate to Louisiana and worked them on the plantation. Dunbar is an experienced planter, the petitioners aver, and this was the best way to use the slaves; prior to the purchase of land, the slaves could not be profitably utilized. The widow and her children explain that because of the minor status of five of the children, the removal of the slaves needs an "Enabling Act." They ask the legislature to pass such an act.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11085902

People Associated with Petition 11085902

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 28

Processing Information

Record Created:8/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2007 12:47:00 PM