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Black tithables reports

Black tithables reports, 1846-1847
Black tithables reports
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  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Disbursements to Localities and Individuals: Public Claims - Slaves and Free Blacks
  • Reports, 1846-1847, on the numbers of free blacks and slaves subject to taxation in each locality and in some cases, the number of white tithables for the same period. The reports, based on records generated by the Commissioner of the Revenue, were sent to the Auditor of Public Accounts by court clerks. There are no names given
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). (Search Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) as author).
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  • During the antebellum period the General Assembly passed increasingly restrictive laws in response to white fears of slave crime and insurrection. Procedures were established to compensate slaveholders for the loss of their property when slaves ran away or were imprisoned or executed. Some condemned slaves were transported beyond the state's boundaries, frequently to Africa.
  • Free blacks, too, were subjected to harsh laws intended to persuade or compel them to leave Virginia. Special taxes were assessed against them, emigration to Liberia was promoted, and reenslavement for debt or crime was threatened constantly. Some free blacks did leave, but most stayed despite the restrictions.
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Citation location within source
entry no. 755
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Black tithables reports
  • Title from docketing
  • For additional information on taxation of free blacks see, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts - Free black records, 1833-1863 (APA 757)
Arranged alphabetically by locality.
  • The Library of Virginia
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Black tithables, free blacks and slaves, reports, 1846,
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cu. ft. (1 box)

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