Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285703 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Rowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1857-January-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-two residents of Salisbury seek the repeal of recently passed "five gallon law passed as an amendment of the charter of the town of Salisbury at the last General Assembly." They believe said amendment "is contrary to the wishes of a large and respectable minority -- if not a majority -- of the citizens of the town." In addition, they purport that liquor is now being sold "by irresponsible and immoral persons and thus the traffic is changed from men of good moral character to persons of bad character." They maintain that "our slave population" is still corrupted by said individuals, along with "the youth of the town by driving them to these low groceries instead of licensed shops." They therefore "pray you Honourable body to repeal said law."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285703

People Associated with Petition 11285703

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, Petitions, November 1856--February 1857
  • Box: 10

Processing Information

Record Created:3/31/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 3:19:00 PM