Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085927 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighty-one citizens of Jasper and Clarke counties write on behalf of Dick Dale, a free man of color who was the body servant of General Samuel Dale in the "Indians Wars." Dale performed meritorious service attending to his wounded master. Dale is now in his early sixties and in ill health; he has a family, all members of which are slaves. The residents ask the legislature to pass a bill exempting him "from the penalties of the Act requiring free persons to leave the state & that he be authorized to remain in this state as a free man of Color."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11085927

People Associated with Petition 11085927

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: 30

Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/29/2007 1:56:00 PM