Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11286101 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Wayne
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of North Carolina (, )
Filing Date:1861-September-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Abisha Locus, a free man of color, represents "that he is desirous of changing his status and of selling himself for life to Mr D H Bridgers, so as to reduce himself to a state of slavery and that he may have the protection and support of a master." He therefore prays "your honorable body that you would pass some law that would enable him to give legal effect and force to his desire."
Result:referred to judiciary committee; report unfavorable
# of Petition Pages:2
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People Associated with Petition 11286101

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records, Petitions, August--September 1861
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 3:53:00 PM