Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085909 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1859

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifteen Warren County residents say that Green, a free person of color, is a very useful ginwright whom the planters of the county would find very difficult to replace. Formerly the slave of the late Dr. Hartwell Harris, he had lived in the area nearly thirty years. They request that he be exempted from the bill, pending in the state Senate, designed to drive free blacks from the state. They wish to reassure the Legislators that their request is not to be construed as an objection to the pending law, but as an exception to its operation for a very special case.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimonial, W. H. Johnson, ca. 1859
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11085909

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

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:7/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/29/2007 10:48:00 AM