Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278803 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1788-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Lucas represents that his slave named Peter, "not liking the man your Petitioner placed him to work with, ran away." He further states that Peter was later apprehended for "having robbed an Hen house" and was "precipitately tried & executed, more your Petitioner believes from a supposed necessity of striking terror into a Gang of Runaways who infested the said Town & neighbourhood than from any particular act of villainy in the said Slave." Lucas "hopes that considering his misfortunes & low Estate ... will induce your Honors to indemnify him for the Execution of the said Negro which otherwise will increase his losses & at his private Expence have been made a Sacrifice to publick Policy."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11278803

People Associated with Petition 11278803

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

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2008 7:45:00 PM