Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086001 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Harrison
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1860

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety-eight citizens of Pass Christian petition the legislature to exempt certain free persons of color named within from the pending bill to force free blacks to leave the state. The free people of color were mostly descendants of Charles Asmar, who was emancipated by Madam Asmar sometime before 1783. Members of the family are land owners and "well known to the Undersigned as good, peaceable, orderly, industrious, worthy and useful members of the Community."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086001

People Associated with Petition 11086001

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:42
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
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:4/22/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/29/2007 3:08:00 PM