Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21286202 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Robert S. French one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of Law & Equity, of the State aforesaid (FRENCH, Robert S.)
Filing Date:1862-November-27
Ending Date:1862-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1857, free black Jacob Goins was indicted and convicted of petty larceny in Cumberland County for stealing an iron pot worth six pence. Sentenced to be hired out for five years, Goins fell into the hands of slave trader D. J. Southerland, who "frequently offered his negroes for sale & persons came & examined him with a view to purchasing him." Believing it was Southerland's intention to sell him "into perpetual slavery," he escaped. Now under arrest as a fugitive, he seeks a writ of habeas corpus.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Writ of Habeas Corpus, 27 November 1862; Copy of Petition, Jacob Goins, 27 November 1862; Copy of Bill of Indictment, March 1858; Subpoena, 4 March 1858; Copy of Writ of Habeas Corpus, 27 November 1862
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 21286202

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the County Court, Records Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1858-1862

Processing Information

Record Created:1/8/1998
Record Final Edited:10/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:2/12/2007 3:00:00 PM