Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11286001 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable -- the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1860-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred ninety-four Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Cabarrus county residents demand "a more stringent law, to meet the exigency of the times." They point to "the unpaid and inefficient system of Patrol" as the "causes in which crime and insubordination have their outbirth." The petitioners charge that, in addition to the "incendiaries from abroad," it is the "evil-disposed persons located in our midst who carry on an unlawful traffic with slaves" which induces them to commit murder, robbery, and arson. They further believe that punishments for said crimes are "totally inadequate."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11286001

People Associated with Petition 11286001

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, Petitions, November 1860--February 1861

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 4:23:00 PM