Petition #11684308


In 1833, George Rives, having inherited from his father about thirty slaves for whom he "felt all the peculiar ties of duty & attachment as is common under like circumstances," moved to Mississippi and acquired a cotton plantation. After two years, he discovered he had overestimated the potential profits and decided to bring his slaves back to Virginia. His creditors, however, initiated a suit, and he was delayed for a number of years. He has now settled with his creditors, and seeks permission to bring the "remnant" of his slaves, for whom he has great attachment, back to Virginia.

Result: None; request covered in rev. code, chap. 111.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia