Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085910 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred and fifty-six Hinds County residents support Edward Hill, a free man of color residing in the town of Raymond. Hill, a blacksmith, was temperate, honest, and industrious and managed an extensive and successful business. They request that he be exempted from the pending bill designed to drive free people of color from the state. The petitioners wish to reassure the Legislators that they "vindicate the soundness" of the pending policy "which prompted the enactment," but that they believe that an exception in this case "would not be violative of the spirit of the law or incompatable with" the welfare of the state.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11085910

People Associated with Petition 11085910

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
  • Volume: 27

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/29/2007 10:47:00 AM