Petition #21486104


James Johnson, a free man of color, "desires to go into slavery and choose an owner and chooses hereby as such owner the said Edward H West." Johnson recounts that West "set your petitioners mother one Cynthia free after which your petitioner was born free." Believing that said emancipation "was legally begun & perfected in the County court of said county," the petitioner asks that publication of his request "be made, that process issue and this proceeding be perfected as required by Law."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee