Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086012 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Senate and house of Representatives of the state of Mississippi
Filing Date:1860-January-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Citizens of Kemper County write on behalf of free man of color Will Reed, "a faithful and quiet negro" who has always been trustworthy and honest. They explain that his former "mistress" had wished to set him free, but was prevented to do so by the will of her late husband. Consequently, Will was sold at auction four years ago, but since then he has bought himself for the sum of $935. The petitioners ask that he be exempt from an act of the legislature that would force him to leave the state or be sold into slavery. They say that the act has been "lately passed and approved."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11086011
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11086012

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:10/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 3:24:00 PM