Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278203 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the next General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1782-March-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Four members of "the standing Committee of the People called Quakers (for the Eastern Quarter)" declare that "it is from deliberate consideration and the Conviction of our own minds that we are brought to believe that no Law, moral or Divine, hath given us any Right or absolute Prerogative over our fellow Creatures, so as to deprive them of Liberty and freedom for Life." They therefore "earnestly desire you will take these things in solid Consideration, and Repeal the acts which now prevent Freedom, tolerating such as may receive Liberty, to enjoy it, without danger of being again Reduced to Bondage, but be Deem'd as free People protected by Law."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11278203

People Associated with Petition 11278203

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, Joint Select Committee, Reports and Papers, April-May 1782

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/1/2008 9:30:00 PM