Petition #11682307


Free black Samuel Johnston seeks to emancipate his wife Patty and daughter Lucy, and asks that they be granted permanent residency in Fauquier County. Through a "life of activity & honesty," he had obtained to means to purchase his family. Related petitions reveal that Samuel Johnston (also called Sam Johnson) was a man of mixed race who had been free as early as 1812.

Result: Bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia