Petition #11682403


Peyton Shelton, a free man of color "emancipated by a decree of the high court of chancery," joins his wife Anna in representing that he purchased said Anna and has emancipated her. They lament, however, that she can not remain in Virginia. Acknowledging that laws must be general and the actions of some free blacks have made punitive codes necessary, they "venture to hope" that their circumstances will be considered and Anna will be permitted to remain in Virginia.

Result: Rejected.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia