Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278401 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Chowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1784-October-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-four "Merchants, Traders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Edenton" represent that they "feel themselves much aggrieved, oppressed and Injured by the Imposition" of a recently passed act that taxes "all Lands, Slaves, Horses, Goods, Wares, & Merchandizes sold at Vendue." They assert that "a Duty of Two Pounds Ten Shillings on every Hundred Pounds Value" for articles sold at auction is "in Addition to, and over and above, the Taxes paid in common, with the rest of the State." The petitioners therefore "Pray that the before mentioned Act may be Repealed."
Result:Senate: bill drawn, read, passed, "laid over"
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Bill to Repeal Tax, 5 November 1784
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11278401

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Senate Bills, October--November 1784

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2008 6:12:00 PM