Original Author: Hustings Court Registry of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Created: July 7, 1856
Medium: Government registry
Peter Jones’s Registration Renewal as a Free Black
An entry from a page in the Hustings Court Registry of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in Petersburg notes that on July 7, 1856, Peter Jones renewed his registration as a free black in compliance with state law. The record notes that Jones was born free in Petersburg and that he bore scars on his left knee and right foot.