Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278501 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Halifax
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1785-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Miller, the widow of Andrew Miller, laments that she "had the misfortune to lose her husband ... and to be left with a very numerous Family of children in a condition embarrassing and distressing to the greatest degree." Noting that her late husband was "one of the Persons whose Estate has been confiscated by an act of the General Assembly," the petitioner prays that said General Assembly "will have the goodness to restore to her such part of the property of her late Husband in this State as hath not been already disposed of." Several tracts of land and five slaves once belonging to Andrew Miller and Company have already been sold.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Account, Confiscated Property Sold, n.d.; Report of Committee, 10 December 1785
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11278501

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:5

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Standing Committee, November--December 1785

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2008 6:39:00 PM