Author: Richard Little Page


Requesting to Hire an Indian Servant (1711)

In the following petition to Virginia governor Alexander Spotswood, Richard Little Page (sometimes Littlepage) of New Kent County requests permission to hire two Pamunkey Indians to work for him as servants. He does so according to the provisions of a law, “Concerning Indians,” passed by the General Assembly in its March 1662 (New Style) session. Spotswood then replies, granting Little Page’s request. Some contractions have been expanded.