Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285405 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honl. the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1854-November-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Cook represents that "he is the owner of certain Slaves named Handy, Polly, & Louisa, formerly the property of Archibald McLauchlin." He further states that the said Handy raised "a sufficient sum to purchase himself, his wife Polly & daughter Louisa with a view to their ... emancipation." Describing the family as "sober humble upright industrious & good persons & of consistent character," the petitioner therefore prays "that an act may be passed by your Honorable body emancipating said slaves Handy & his wife Polly & daughter Louisa."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, [1854]; John MacRae to Jesse G. Shepherd, 12 December 1854; Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1854
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11285405

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Senate Committee Reports, November 1854--February 1855
  • Box: 11

Processing Information

Record Created:7/3/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 9:47:00 AM