Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086002 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1860-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-nine citizens of Clark County write in behalf of "General" John Harkins, an elderly free man of color who had purchased his freedom. They ask "that the Legislature may exempt him from the operation of any law they may pass requiring the free negroes of this State to emigrate, or be sold into slavery." They assert that "no good can result to us, who are effected (if any body be effected) by his residence here, by his emigration or his sale into slavery, while much harm may be done the negro."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086002

People Associated with Petition 11086002

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: 28

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 11:21:00 AM