Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682511 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Preston
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The honourable Speaker and members of the Legislature of Virginia Gentlemen
Filing Date:1825-December-13
Ending Date:1825-December-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioners, residents of Preston County, represent that when Thomas Butler moved to Ohio he left behind a slave named Jack, whom he settled on a farm to live wit his free wife and children. A number of years have passed since that time, and Thomas Butler has died. By his last will and testament, Butler requested his executors to send Jack to Ohio "to receive his freedom." The petitioners intercede on Jack's behalf and ask the legislature to pass an act authorizing Jack, after he has become a free man, to return to Virginia to "the place where he now lives."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11682511

People Associated with Petition 11682511

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/21/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2009 12:16:00 PM