Petition #11681803


The trustees appointed to oversee the fifty or so slaves freed in Capt. Izard Bacon's last will and testament ask that the Superior Court in Richmond City be granted authority to issue orders "in relation to the said slaves, as it may deem proper and to make a decree for their final emancipation & removal out of the Commonwealth as soon as a sufficient sum of money shall be raised for that purpose from the proceeds of their labor or at any time the said court may judge it expedient & right."

Result: Bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia