Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11184602 Details

Location:St. Louis
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Missouri
Filing Date:circa 1846

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner states that in November 1844 he asked that his slave William be placed in jail as a runaway and kept there for safekeeping until such time as he could dispose of him. However, on 11 January 1845, the judge of the St. Louis criminal court ordered that William testify in the case of the State v. G. W. Goode. William was confined sixty-six days, during which time Beirne could neither use his services nor dispose of him, all to his master's "great inconvenience, prejudice and damage." Beirne seeks payment of the "usual fees in such cases."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR # 11184601
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11184602

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri

  • Records of the House of Representatives, 14th General Assembly, 1st Session., 1846-1847
  • Record Group: 550

Processing Information

Record Created:9/14/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/28/2007 3:09:00 PM