Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086403 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Madison
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislature of the state of Mississippi (, )
Filing Date:circa 1864

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twelve citizens of Madison County request the legislature to pass various laws restricting railroad employees to "Southern raised men or their slaves." They state that they "apprehend no danger from our blacks -- they are by us as strong as can unite man to man, our true friends -- the danger we dread is from base white men, from the free soil states who having waited in vain for that manifestation of discontent among the servile population ... are determined with unparalleled effrontery to attempt to hasten our destruction by overt acts of their own." Thus not only should the legislature pass the railroad laws but should also require the sheriffs of the state to provide the names of those who refuse to swear allegiance to the state of Mississippi or to the Confederacy.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:4
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11086403

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
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  • Volume: 35
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 5:18:00 PM