Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086010 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Marshall
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1860-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Emmarilla Jeffries, a free woman of color, requests that the legislature pass an act enabling her and her children to become the slaves of E. W. Ward. Her husband and sister are slaves, and she wants to remain "in the service of a gentleman who has Kindly provided for her wants." With a law about to be passed forcing free blacks out of the state, she asks for permission to remain in Mississippi.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086010

People Associated with Petition 11086010

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:4
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 27

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 3:04:00 PM