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Slavery-related Petitions to the Legislature

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The original documents are housed at the Library of Virginia

Ferguson, Samuel Jr.

Fluvanna County

1809/12/08

Asks for an act authorizing him to retain the right to a negro boy named Jonas brought into the state from Kentucky.

Fontaine, William

Fluvanna County

1838/02/01

Asks for compensation for the loss of his slave Davey, a runaway who was apprehended and shot in the thigh. Includes certificates & affidavits.

Holland, Major

Fluvanna County

1809/12/08

Asks for a law permitting petitioner to keep a slave named Delphia in the Commonwealth brought in the state from Kentucky.

Holland, Major

Fluvanna County

1810/12/07

Asks for a law permitting petitioner to keep a slave named Delphia in the Commonwealth brought in the state from Kentucky.

Lott, James

Fluvanna County

1810/12/07

Freed by the will of Peter Lott on Aug. 28, 1801, but was sold by the executor, Cornelius Schenk. Major Garland Carr advanced the money for petitioner's freedom and asks for an act confirming his freedom. (See Albemarle Co.)

Martin, Henry

Fluvanna County

1811/12/04

Asks for an act permitting him to remove certain slaves back into the state from Kentucky.

Payne, William

Fluvanna County

1790/10/21

Asks for relief for the use of a negro waterman in 1780 hired to Joseph Bybee on behalf of Col. Turner Southall. Includes account & resolution.

Shelton, Anna

Fluvanna County

1823/12/19

Former slave of John Ashlin purchased & manumitted by her husband Peyton Shelton asks for a law enabling him to remain in the state.

Shelton, Peyton

Fluvanna County

1824/12/14

Former slave emancipated by a decree of the High Court of Chancery and who purchased & married a slave named Anna from John Ashlin, asks for a law authorizing Anna to remain in the state.

Walker, Shadrick

Fluvanna County

1823/12/10

Asks for permission to return to the state and bring half his slaves from Kentucky.




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