Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11184604 Details

Location:St. Louis
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To the Ge]neral assembly of the state of Missouri
Filing Date:circa 1846

General Petition Information

Abstract:St. Louis County jailer explains that two runaway slaves--Edward Ellsey and William Anderson--were committed to his jail in 1843 and kept there for a considerable period until they were sold at auction. Anderson, for example, remained incarcerated 478 days. The jailer asks for reimbursement of expenses over and above the amount brought in when the two were sold.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Records of the St. Louis County Court, Copy of Sheriff's Expenses for Holding Slaves, William Anderson and Edward Ellsey, 2 December 1846
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11184604

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

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
  • Box: 49
  • Folder: 33

Processing Information

Record Created:9/15/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/28/2007 4:04:00 PM