Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285411 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Genl. Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1854

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-two citizens of Warren County request the passage of a law to prohibit selling liquor to slaves. They "suggest that all who Keep it for sale by the Quart ... shall first obtain License by or with the consent of a majority of Freeholders in the neighborhood, and also take an annual oath, not to sell, or have sold, or cause to be sold, any spiritous liquors, directly or indirectly to any Slave whatever, without an order from his or her owner." Violators would be charged with perjury and "subject to a fine of considerable amount."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285411

People Associated with Petition 11285411

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, November 1854--February 1855
  • Box: 12

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 11:17:00 AM