Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278901 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1789-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Robert Rayford represents that he "had a Mullato Servant called Parker Rogers in the service of the United States who acted as a Piper as will appear by the muster Rolls." Rayford admits that he has since sold "his absolute property" but he "conceived himself entitled" to the pay that Rogers was allowed. The petitioner therefore prays "that he be allowed to draw the pay aforementioned, having run the risque of loosing the said servant and the labour of said servant having been applied to the public benefit."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 14 December 1789
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11278901

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 Standing Committee, Propositions and Grievances, November--December 1789

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2008 7:53:00 PM