Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681309 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Henrico
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1813-December-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:When he moved to North Carolina, George T. Kennon, a physician, took along three slave shoemakers--one owned by him and the other two by his mother and brother--as hirelings. Unaware of the law regulating slaves taken out of the state, when he receives an appointment as a Navy surgeon and returns to Virginia, he discovers he did not register the slaves as required by law and now his family stands to lose the three slaves they inherited from General Richard Kennon. The shoemakers are natives of Virginia, he explains, and currently hired out in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He asks to hold the slaves "free from any penalty or interruption."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11681309

People Associated with Petition 11681309

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:3
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/8/2009 8:49:00 AM