Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086201 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Madison
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the members of the Legislature of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1862

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sarah Garrett was indicted and found guilty on three charges of "permitting her slaves to go at large and trade as freemen." She was fined $500 in each case. Citizens of Madison County request that an act be passed "remitting the fine imposed in said cases" because she was "utterly ignorant of the existence of the law under which she was indicted." Sarah, a widow with four children, including two in the army and another recently killed in the war, was forced to permit the slaves to "hire their time" to support herself and her remaining child. One of the slaves hired out as a barber and two others as draymen.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086201

People Associated with Petition 11086201

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 37

Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 3:47:00 PM