Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683609 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1836-January-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-five residents of Culpeper County ask that sixty-year-old Robin be permitted to remain in Virginia. They recount that the late Benjamin Ferguson emancipated said Robin, who was "compelled to leave the state." They further report that Robin went to Ohio where "he remained some time, but not being reconciled to live without his wife," he "has lately returned to Virginia and is anxious to remain." The petitioners avow that the free man of color "would prefer returning to slavery to losing the society of his wife." They therefore pray "your honorable body the passage of a law permitting him to live out the balance of his days here where he was born and where he hopes to die." The petitioners aver that Robin is "one of the best disposed and most orderly men of his colour in the country and at the same time he is useful as a handy man with tools in various ways."
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:James Bukus to Dear Sir, ca. 1836; Daniel James to Banks and Hill, 20 January 1836
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11683609

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/16/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/1/2009 2:17:00 PM