Petition #11682004


Free black Samuel Johnston owns his wife, Patty, daughter Lucy, and son Samuel. He would have freed them long ago if he had not been intimidated by the law requiring their "speedy departure from the Commonwealth." He now asks that they be freed, and permitted to remain in Virginia. A related document reveals that Samuel Johnston owned property valued at $3,600 in 1820. Several related petitions provide supplemental petitions on Sam or Samuel Johnston (also called Johnson). He was a man of mixed raced who had purchased his freedom and had been free as early as 1812. He had later purchased his family and attempted to free them.

Result: Bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia