Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285603 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1856-November-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Newlin of Alamance County represents that "his slave Sam, commonly called Sam Morphis, desires to be emancipated by the General Assembly with the privilege of remaining in North Carolina." Newlin reports that "Sam has been for several years engaged as a hack-driver and waiter at the University" and that Sam "has made himself acceptable to all who have employed him." The petitioner therefore asks "a favorable consideration for this prayer for freedom."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11285604, #11285605
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11285603

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 12:15:00 PM