Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085926 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon The Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1859-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Boone, guardian of the minor Sallie Knox, sold a slave belonging to his ward for $1,750 in the state of Alabama. He was motivated to do so because the slave had a wife and refused to move to Mississippi with him. Furthermore, Boone claims, the slave was of bad character, could read and write, and used his skills to forge and order and procure the money. Having been informed that the sale was illegal because of his failure to seek permission from the Carroll County Court, Boone asks the legislature to pass an act to confirm and ratify the sale.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11085926

People Associated with Petition 11085926

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 25

Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/29/2007 1:49:00 PM