Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11286103 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable; the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of North Carolina in General Assembly convened (, )
Filing Date:1861-January-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-three-year-old Kissiah Trueblood, a free woman of color borne of free parents, represents that "after mature deliberation, upon her part, uninfluenced by any person, it being of her own free will and accord, she desires to become the slave of the said Dr Ritter," for whom she has worked the past two years "in the capacity of servant, receiving wages for services rendered." Trueblood confesses that "in her present condition she is destitute and without protection, and in the condition of a slave, she would be cared for and have the protection of her Master and to that end she prays your Honorable body to enact such law as to enable said Dr Ritter to hold for all time to come both your petitioner and children should she have any."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Sworn Statement of C. W. Grandy Jr., 1 February 1861; Sworn Statement of James W. Hinton, 1 February 1861
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11286103

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records, Petitions, November 1860--February 1861
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 3:17:00 PM