Petition #11681514


Through industry and economy Samuel Johnson purchased himself from his owner Edward Digges, receiving permission from the legislature to remain in the state. Now, again through strict attention to business, he saved "a large sum of money" and purchased his wife and children. He asks that they be emancipated and permitted to remain in Virginia. A related petition reveals that Samuel or Sam Johnson (also called Johnston in other related petitions) was a man of mixed race.

Result: Laid on the table.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia