Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11286301 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina about to assemble
Filing Date:1863-January-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Percy Ann Martin states that "she belongs to that class of our population called 'free negroes' and has had a husband for the last five years who is a slave." Martin laments that her said husband "has been sold under execution, and she is informed that the marriage and cohabitation between her and her husband is against the law and will be broken off." Confiding that "she is attached to her husband and does not wish to be seperated from him," Martin cites that she is "poor, has no property" and is unsure of how she will support herself "in these time of scarcity of provisions and high prices." Being “fully of the opinion that her Condition as a slave under a good master is greatly to be preferred to her Condition as a houseless and suffering free negro," Martin prays that an act be passed "reducing her to slavery and respectfully solicits that she may be made the slave of Henderson Adams Esqr who is the owner of her husband."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11286301

People Associated with Petition 11286301

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, January--February 1863
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 3:05:00 PM