Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11286401 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Genl. Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1864-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-nine Union County citizens seek relief for the families of soldiers. The petitioners state that "where the labouring class consists chiefly of white men, and where those white men are mainly in the Army as is the case with this County, leaves but few to make support for the thousands of Women and Children and old men that are left behind." They further report that Union County, which has a slave population of about two thousand, provides as many soldiers as the neighboring counties of Anson and Mecklenburg, each of which has three times as many slaves. The petitioners therefore pray for such relief and assistance "as you may have the power to do, either to assume our debt in part or the whole, to allow us a greater portion of the appropriation from the State than has been allowed us, or such other help" that will enable them to provide for the "families of our brave and patriot Soldiers."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11286401

People Associated with Petition 11286401

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, May 17-30, 1864

Processing Information

Record Created:10/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 2:42:00 PM