Petition #11683302


Twenty Fauquier County residents urge the legislature to appropriate an annual sum to aid in colonizing Virginia free blacks in Africa. The petitioners perceive the "evils" of slavery as being "progressive and that every successive year adds to the difficulty of surmounting them." At the same time, they hold firm their regard as "inviolable the rights of property in slaves."

Result: Rejected.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia