Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278703 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, now siting at Tarborough
Filing Date:1787-November-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Parham relates that he and his father journeyed to the residence of a certain Widow Cox in Halifax County for the purpose of retrieving a slave in which his father had "an indubitable right to." The petitioner states that his father took the slave into his possession, whereby he was charged with trespass and, for which offence, the petitioner posted a two-hundred-pound bond. Parham states that he believed there was "no absolute necessity for his appearance at said court" and that he forfeited said bond when he failed to appear. "Being a poor man with a large increasing family," the petitioner prays for relief.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of Committee of Propositions and Grievances, [29] November 1787
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11278703

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, Committee of Propositions and Grievances, November--December 1787

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/8/2008 7:28:00 PM