Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086501 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon., the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi, in Session at Jackson Miss Oct 1865
Filing Date:1865-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Residents of Claiborne County request relief from pre-Civil War contracts--deeds, mortgages, liens, bills of exchange, promissory notes, accounts--made predicated on slave labor. Some of these debts can never be paid, they assert, and it is not fair for the sheriff to seize cotton, land, and stock, when both the Confederate and Federal troops have confiscated private property. They ask that a "Court of Equity and Insolvency" be established to hear their cases since they are no longer able to pay debts "predicated on Slave labor."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086501

People Associated with Petition 11086501

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Volume: 38

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 5:20:00 PM