Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285601 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, At its Session to be held in the year 1856.
Filing Date:1856-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-six residents of North Carolina represent that "Robert a slave aged about Sixty five years, now the property of Nathan B Hill, has been well known to us for many years, that he has always born the name and character of being a faithful, honest, and meritorious servant; and that anything that may be done for him towards freeing and granting him the rights of a freeman will not injure the public." Hill adds that the said Robert "has a wife and family here with whom it is his desire to remain."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 25 November 1856; Testimonial, Nathan B. Hill, ca. 1856
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11285601

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, House Committee Reports, November 1856--February 1857

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 11:57:00 AM