Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278704 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:. . . to the hon'ble Houses of the general Assembly now Setting
Filing Date:1787-November-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Ashe, executor of the last will and testament of Major General John Ashe, seeks relief for Ashe's heirs, who are charged ₤6,385 "depreciated Money" for an unpaid debt. He states that General Ashe during the Revolution had been forced to flee the British troops invading Wilmington; shortly before leaving, he "buried with the privity of a Negroe only, in airtight caches, all his papers." Ashe recounts, however, that the General unfortunately died a short time later and that the papers, when dug up, were "discovered to be totally defaced or destroy." Charging that said papers would have proved that the claims being made against his estate were false, the petitioner prays for relief.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11278704

People Associated with Petition 11278704

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, November--December 1787

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/8/2008 7:40:00 PM