Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11286203 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Gaston
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina (, )
Filing Date:1862-November-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:C. A. Featherston represents that "a free negro boy named Wyat about 35 years of age tired out of being buffetted about from place to place with no settled home has made application to me to become my slave." Featherston reports that Wyat "had taken up with my negro girl and lived with me several years in South Carolina" and that, "not knowing it was contrary to law," he brought Wyat to North Carolina; when he realized he "had violated the law in bringing him hither," the petitioner "sent him back to South Carolina." Attesting that Wyat prefers "a life of Slavery with the master of his choice & with the woman he had taken up with & his children to the life of a free negro," Featherston prays "your Honorable Body to take the matter into consideration & allow me to own the said negro and make me a bona fide Deed for the same."
Result:
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Oath of Thomas Wallace, Isom Ford, and K. H. Gaston, 11 November 1862; Affidavit of J. W. Smith, 11 November 1862
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11286203

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, Session Records, Petitions, November--December 1862
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Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 4:59:00 PM