Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285408 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1854-December-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:The joint owners of Dolly, age about fifty, and Caroline, age about twelve, seek to free the two slaves in accordance with the wishes of Dr. Hiram Robinson, who sold said slaves to the petitioners. They point out that the said bill of sale "expressed upon its face that your Petitioners should hold the said slaves as tenants in Common until they were lawfully emancipated or conveyed to some free state or territory -- thereby conveying the impression to the purchasers, your Petitioners, that he, the former owner, desired their future emancipation." They therefore pray, "in consideration of the uniformly good character of the said Dolly & her daughter Caroline," that an act be passed emancipating said slaves.
Result:referred to committee on private bills
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimonial, Archibald A. T. Smith, 17 March 1847; Testimonials, Benjamin Robinson, et al., n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11285408

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:5
Other People:4

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:8/6/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 10:47:00 AM