Petition #11683408


One hundred Rockbridge County residents support Scipio Lucas in his effort to remain in Virginia. They explain that, while they support the general provisions of the law requiring proof of "extraordinary merit" for emancipated slaves wishing to remain in the state, they hope an exception will be granted in Scipio Lucas's case. Lucas is about fifty years old, an able mechanic, and married; the couple has never had any children. He has purchased his wife, Peggy, out of slavery and freed her. His former owner, Reverend John D. Ewing, as well as many others, could "scarcely speak too highly of [his] integrity and Moral Character."

Result: Referred to the committee for courts of justice.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia