Petition #11083008


Thirty-three citizens of Natchez ask that a free woman of color named Esther Barland, the owner of a lot a ground and a house built by the fruits of her own industry, be permitted to remain in Mississippi. She should not be subject to the penalties of the 1822 act concerning "Slaves, free Negroes, and mulattoes," they contend, because of her industry. The governor's proclamation demanding rigid enforcement of the 80th and 81st sections of the 1822 act caused her much anxiety. She is "much grieved at the idea of being driven from the Land of her home and her friends to find shelter she Knows not where."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi