Petition #11083001


Theodore Richey asks the legislature to pass an act of emancipation to free a woman slave named Ama. Richey states that Ama married an "honest and industrious free man of colour," who had saved his earnings and is willing to purchase her freedom. Ama is a woman of good character, Richey asserts, and could provide adequate security against becoming a public charge.

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