Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086101 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Holmes
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1861-July-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Holmes County citizens write on behalf of William T. Hopson, a minor between the ages of eighteen and nineteen years old who "is the owner of considerable real and personal property" inherited from his mother but now "legally in the possession of an administrator" who lives a considerable distance from the plantation. For the past two years, the petitioners explain, William has been in charge of the plantation and its hands. They request that "he be relieved from the disability of minority by Legislative enactment." This would permit him to take charge of his own business affairs.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Bill to Relieve Disabilities of W. T. Hopson, a Minor, ca. 1861
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11086101

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:8
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 31

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 3:43:00 PM