Petition #11681802


In his will, free black Lewis Turner, deceased, emancipated his wife Aggie, whom he had purchased from Henry Chappell. Knowing that freed slaves, unless liberated for some meritorious act, were required to leave Virginia within twelve months, Turner instructs his executor to petition the General Assembly for an act permitting her to remain in Virginia. She is about forty-five or fifty years old, and had served her master faithfully until purchased by her husband.

Result: Rejected; bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia