Petition #11682407


Samuel Johnston, a free man of color, represents that the legislature passed an act emancipating him and that he has since "acquired the ownership of his wife Patty and daughter Lucy." He attests that said Patty "is advanced in years and no longer bears children, that the upright deportment, and good moral character of said Patty and Lucy has acquired to them the favour respect and good wishes of the community generally." The petitioner therefore "humbly requests that an act of your honorable body may be passed, emancipating his said wife and daughter, and permiting them to remain in this state."

Result: Reasonable.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia