Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285412 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The General Assembly of North Carolina at its Session of 1854-5
Filing Date:circa 1854

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventeen residents of Cumberland County seek to emancipate Thomas Malett, a fifty-three-year-old slave; six of said residents are the joint owners of the said slave. The petitioners aver that Thomas is "an exemplary member of the Church--He is Carpenter by trade, strictly upright & honest in all his dealings--and has ever evinced fidelity towards his owners." They therefore pray "your Honorable body to extend to the said Thomas Malett, the high [privilege] of Emancipation."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Statements of Support, C. P. Mallett, O. B. Mallett, Edmond Winslow, et al., ca. 1854
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11285412

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, November 1854--February 1855
  • Box: 11

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 11:34:00 AM