Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086402 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:1864-August-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioners state that their slaves, Mary and Tena, plotted to murder several "helpless" white families and to destroy the property of their masters by setting fire to a store, warehouse and "several dwelling houses." The two women were captured as they sought to "flee to their friends--the Yankees--for protection." The petitioners assert that due to the virtual suspension of the courts and the insecurity of the jails, the two women were hanged without due process of law. The petitioners seek compensation for their losses.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086402

People Associated with Petition 11086402

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 35

Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 5:01:00 PM