Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085916 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joe Bird, a free man of color born of free parents, asks to "elevate himself from his present condition into Slavery." Having lived in the state nearly twenty years, he has a wife and children and wishes to remain with them. He asks to become the slave of Robert Graham.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimonial, William A. Nelson, et al., n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11085916

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 11:46:00 AM