Petition of the Norfolk County Court to Col. Thomas F. Jackson, Norfolk

Dublin Core

Title

Petition of the Norfolk County Court to Col. Thomas F. Jackson, Norfolk

Subject

African Americans, race relations

Description

In November 1865, the Norfolk County Court petitioned the officer of the Freedmen's Bureau in Norfolk to take away the firearms belonging to African Americans. Local white residents had complained complained about African Americans "in the habit of bearing arms," whom they described as "prowling about during the hours of the night, plundering property and engaging in other unlawful acts prejudicial to the good order and interests of Society."

Creator

Norfolk County Court

Source

Norfolk County Court Correspondence with the U.S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1866, Norfolk County Court Records, Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia

Date

November 23, 1865

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Manuscript letter

Identifier

14_0705_005_

Coverage

Norfolk County, Virginia

Citation

Norfolk County Court, “Petition of the Norfolk County Court to Col. Thomas F. Jackson, Norfolk,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed April 18, 2019, http://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/584.