Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086005 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-six citizens of Clarke County write on behalf of Lewis, a free man of color, who by "honest industry has purchased his own freedom and that of his wife." They explain that since his freedom he has acted "with the same humbleness and propriety of deportment that made him a favorite while a slave, and "by industry he has accumulated property which he would be compelled to sacrifice if forced to emigrate suddenly." They ask the legislature to exempt him, at least for two years, from any law that might pass "requiring free negroes of this State to emigrate, or be sold into slavery."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086005

People Associated with Petition 11086005

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:7/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 2:20:00 PM