Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11677806 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the speaker & Gentlemen of the House of Delegates
Filing Date:1778-November-6
Ending Date:1778-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twelve members of the Anglican Church seek to control “some of the Dissenters from the Church by Law established” who minister to slave gatherings at night. The petitioners contend that these "meetings in the night of our slaves to receive the instructions of teachers without our Consent we apprehend could produce nothing but Deeds of darkness & which have already produced their proper fruits of disobedience & insolence to Masters." They therefore pray "that the Church may be maintained in all its legal rights" and that "some regulation may be adopted to make the Clergy of the established Church accountable for their conduct & be removed upon their misbehaviour."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11677806

People Associated with Petition 11677806

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Religious Petitions 1774-1802, Reel 1
  • Microfilm: Reel 1,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/4/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2008 4:18:00 PM