Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285805 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To the Honorable General Assembly of North Carolina]
Filing Date:1858-November-29
Ending Date:1859-January-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety-three residents of Asheville represent that they, "having seen the manifold evils induced by the free negro population in our midst, not only upon our slaves, but upon society at large, are firmly convinced that something should be done to allenate at least if not entirely remove the injuries occasioned by them." They therefore heartily support the bill "recently introduced into our Legislature" that permits "free persons of African descent to select their own masters & become slaves."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 26 January 1859; James A. Patton to J. Baird, 1 December 1858
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11285805

Free Persons of Color:0
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:3/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 11:11:00 AM