Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683622 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1836-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred fifty-seven residents of Nicholas County voice their support of Isaac, "a blackman who is desirous of remaining in the Commonwealth." They report that Nicholas County resident James Sims "has recently emancipated" said Isaac and that, in their opinion, Isaac is "an exceeding honest industrious and useful man, addicted to no vicious habits whatsoever but peaceful & inoffensive & meek in all his intercourse & business with the country." Citing that "there are but very few Slaves in the County of Nicholas -- not exceeding sixty -- nor is there more than one other coloured person in the County who is free," the petitioners "would be truly gratified should the Legislature in its wisdom think proper to grant his application." They further aver that they "are well convinced that no mischief can result to the county by doing so."
Result:rejected; reasonable
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:See PAR #11683632
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11683622

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:1/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/29/2009 3:48:00 PM