Petition #11085906


Forty-four citizens of Hinds County write in behalf of A. L. Chevis, who "has conducted himself with honesty, sobriety, & humbleness; never having, to our Knowledge, indulged in any Conduct Calculated to render his residence here objectionable." He had worked as a barber and bricklayer. His wife is a slave, and they have eight slave children. The petitioners request that he be exempted from the pending bill designed to drive free people of color from the state.

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