Petition #11683211


One hundred nineteen residents of Fauquier County represent that they have "long witnessed the corruption of the slaves by the free negroes of this commonwealth" and that they are "thoroughly convinced that the interest and perhaps the safety and peace of slaveholders if not of the whole white population and the welfare of the slaves themselves call boldly for the passage of a law excluding free persons of colour from the state." They further propose that "such as remain longer than the 1st of January 1837 shall be subject to public sale for the benefit of the literary fund of our state."

Result: Referred to committee.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia