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Slavery-related Petitions to the Legislature
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Petitioner

Locality

Date

Description

Cassels, William

Amelia County

1817/12/17

Asks for the proceeds from the sale of petitioner's runaway slave, Hannibal, who was captured in Chesterfield County and sold.

Cassels, William

Amelia County

1817/12/17

Asks for the proceeds from the sale of petitioner's runaway slave, Hannibal, who was captured in Chesterfield County and sold. Includes account with jailor, certificates, and affidavits.

Citizens

Amelia County

1785/11/10

Protest against plan for emancipating the slaves as a gross attack on property.

David

Amelia County

1834/12/12

Freed by the will of Rev. John Skurrey (Scurry) upon the death of his wife Susanna, asks permission to remain in the state. Includes certificate of good character.

Ford, Mary

Amelia County

1785/11/10

Relict of John Ford asks for compensation for three negroes executed for murdering her husband in 1782.

Inhabitants

Amelia County

1809/12/16

Ask for relief on behalf of Patience the wife, and Philemon, Elizabeth, and Henry the children of a free black man named Frank, deceased. Includes deed & certificate.

Jeter, John

Amelia County

1810/12/11

Ask for payment for petitioner's service as captain of militia and for money and provisions advanced by him to his company of the 1st Virginia Regiment. Includes a list of members of his command and a circular to the Council warning of a slave uprising.

Kilpatrick, Joshua W.

Amelia County

1811/12/17

Asks for permission to bring four slaves from North Carolina to Virginia.

Skurrey, David

Amelia County

1836/01/28

Freed by the will of Rev. John Skurrey (Scurry) upon the death of his wife Susanna and asks for permission to remain in the state. Includes certificate of good character.

Skurrey, David

Amelia County

1836/12/16

Freed by the will of Rev. John Skurrey (Scurry) upon the death of his wife Susanna and asks permission to remain in the state. Includes two certificates of good character.

Skurrey, Dick

Amelia County

1834/12/11

Freed by the will of John Skurrey and asks for permission to remain in the state. Includes certificate of good character.





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