Petition #11682306


Anna Shelton, a slave owned by John Ashlin, married Peyton Shelton, a free man of color, who purchased and emancipated her. Now she discovers that by law she must leave "her husband, her home & her friends." She seeks permission to remain in Virginia.

Result: Rejected.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia