Petition #11085910


One hundred and fifty-six Hinds County residents support Edward Hill, a free man of color residing in the town of Raymond. Hill, a blacksmith, was temperate, honest, and industrious and managed an extensive and successful business. They request that he be exempted from the pending bill designed to drive free people of color from the state. The petitioners wish to reassure the Legislators that they "vindicate the soundness" of the pending policy "which prompted the enactment," but that they believe that an exception in this case "would not be violative of the spirit of the law or incompatable with" the welfare of the state.

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