Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085919 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Itawamba
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate & House of representatives of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi in cession at Jackson Miss
Filing Date:circa 1859

General Petition Information

Abstract:Billard Filmore, a free man of color, seeks a special act making him a slave for life to James J. Lindsey, a lawyer in the town of Fulton. At a recent court session, Filmore was charged with the attempted murder of a slave. He was desirous of procuring counsel in his defense and was "looking to the law recently passed by your Honorable body respecting free Mulattos in Said State."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11085919

People Associated with Petition 11085919

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners: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:3/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/29/2007 12:32:00 PM