Petition #11086010


Emmarilla Jeffries, a free woman of color, requests that the legislature pass an act enabling her and her children to become the slaves of E. W. Ward. Her husband and sister are slaves, and she wants to remain "in the service of a gentleman who has Kindly provided for her wants." With a law about to be passed forcing free blacks out of the state, she asks for permission to remain in Mississippi.

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