Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285608 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Robeson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable, the members of the Legislature of North Carolina
Filing Date:1856-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eleven Robeson County citizens seek laws to control free people of color. The petitioners ask that free people of color be prohibited from owning more than one dog per family; prohibited from possessing firearms unless a freeholder and then only on their own property; prohibited from filing suit in either county or superior courts; and prohibited from declaring insolvency. They further declare that if free people of color are unable to pay debts or do not pay their lawful poll tax, they should "in all cases be sold by the [sheriff] before the door of the Court House for the same."
Result:returned to House and discharged
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Judiciary, ca. 1856
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11285608

Slaves:0
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, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:3/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 1:19:00 PM