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Index of 
Slavery-related Petitions to the Legislature

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The original files of this index are housed at the Library of Virginia

Petitioner

Locality

Date

Description

Clark, Edwin

Greensville County

1809/12/21

Asks for a law for his relief to remove slaves belonging to his wife Polly Moore in Northampton County, North Carolina.

Davis, Thomas

Greensville County

1812/12/17

Asks for relief from the penalties incurred under the law of 1806 for bringing a slave named Frances into the state from North Carolina.

Drewry, James

Greensville County

1809/12/19

Asks for a law authorizing him to bring several slaves into the state from North Carolina.

Dupree, Henry

Greensville County

1818/12/09

Asks for an act authorizing him to retain certain slaves purchased by him from Michael Warren, his relation in North Carolina.

Hayley, Elizabeth

Greensville County

1810/12/07

Widow & relict of James Hayley asks for a law authorizing her to remove the slaves named Crewson, Eady, & Esther into Virginia from Northampton County, North Carolina.

Mason, Edmunds & Pair, Williamson

Greensville County

1833

Includes several documents relating to the claim of Edmunds Mason & Williamson Pair. Includes accounts for guarding prisoners during the Insurrection and a list of negroes committed to the Greensville Jail.

Morris, Elizabeth

Greensville County

1808/12/15

Asks for permission to bring four slaves into the state from Tennessee belonging to her deceased husband.

Pair, Robert

Greensville County

1809/12/19

Asks for a law authorizing him to bring two slaves into the state from North Carolina which were devised to him by his father.

Powell, Mary B.

Greensville County

1832/02/11

Asks for compensation for provisions furnished many poor persons assembled at her house for protection during the insurrection at Southampton. Includes affidavits.

Thorp, Moses

Greensville County

1832/12/10

Certificate regarding the claim of Moses Thorp who furnished provisions for George Kee's company of militia which were ordered out in August 1831 to suppress the insurrection in Southampton.

Wilkins, William W.

Greensville County

1800/12/16

Asks for permission to bring his slaves back and forth between his plantations in North Carolina and Virginia.




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