Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285804 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Mecklenburg
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The General Assembly of the state of North Carolina Met AD 1858
Filing Date:1858-September-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-three Mecklenburg County residents disclose that "they are greatly annoyed at our Churches in the Country with Dogs." Reporting that "a great many persons will bring their dogs with them to the House of worship,” the petitioners "think the House of God no place for dogs." They therefore "pray your honors to pass some act of law that we may be cleared of the annoyance." They suggest that "every white male or female" be fined five dollars for every offense and "colored free persons & slaves" receive "thirty nine lashes on their bare backs."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1858
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11285804

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, House Committee Reports, November 1858-- February 1859
  • Box: 9

Processing Information

Record Created:3/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 11:03:00 AM