Petition #11681213


Elly, a free woman of color, represents that she "has been married many years to and has several children by a slave by the name of Nelson." She further recounts that "the father of the said Nelson who is a white person has been lately enabled to purchase him with design to have emancipated him." Elly declares that her husband refuses to be freed if it means "eternal seperation from his family." Noting that Nelson's father "has had the conveyance for him made to your petitioner and her children," Elly prays that she be allowed to free her husband and that he be permitted to remain in the state.

Result: Bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia