Petition #11681410


Billy, a free man of color, represents that he was "by the last Will & Testament of his last master Robert Kincaid emancipated." He reveals, however, that he "has been informed that by an Act of Assembly of Virginia, he is [denied] the privilege of enjoying this blessing within the limits of his native state." Averring that he "is unwilling to leave his native home unless compelled so to do by the laws of the state," the petitioner "begs your honorable body to take his case into consideration & that you will in mercy pass a law by which he may be enabled to reside within the limits of this his native state."

Result: Rejected in committee; bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia