Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11679505 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Halifax
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Speaker and house of Delegates
Filing Date:1795-November-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-four inhabitants of Halifax County complain "that under an act of assembly passed in the Year 1784 a Sale was made of Glebe Lands of the episcopal church ... and the money arising therefrom most improperly and unjustly as we conceive was applied to the Purchase of another Glebe, sundry slaves &c." Charging that the Revolution should have ended the involuntary contributions by Christian sects to a single church, the petitioners ask that the money be used “for the general Benefit” of the county's inhabitants.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11679503 through #11679504, #11679506 through #11679512
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11679505

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 3
  • Microfilm: Reel 3,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/22/2008 9:00:00 AM