Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285604 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Orange
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1856

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-three students at the University of North Carolina support freeing Sam Morphis, who "has been well known to them as a faithful and respectful servant." The students, residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Texas, cite that "this is the first petition which has ever been presented to you from the students of your University” and that they “entertain high hopes that a consideration of the subject will prevail with the General Assembly to emancipate the aforesaid Sam Morphis.”
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11285603, #11285605
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11285604

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

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 12:32:00 PM