Public claims, slaves and free blacks, 1781-1865

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Richmond, Virginia : Virginia State Library, 1995
6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of the original records at the Virginia State Library in Richmond Virginia.

Contains tax records for free blacks and slaves, records of condemmed blacks who were executed or transported out of state, and records of runaway slaves who were caught and whose owners could not be found. The runaway slaves became the property of the state and were sold to new owners.

The General Assemby of Virginia passed restrictive laws in response to white fears of slave rebellion. Free blacks were also subjected to harsh laws and taxes.

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