Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11278905 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:[T]o the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1789-November-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Evans reports that his slave Tom was convicted of a crime and condemned to death "to the Great Loss and Injury of your memorialist." Evans further states that he "on the Revival of Goverment on this Side the mountain Sued the Said Sheriff for his negroe," but his effort resulted in a "nonsuit." The petitioner "is of opinion that Goverments were Instituted amongst mankind for the protection of life Liberty & property Rather than to deprive any Individual of his Justly acquired possessions." He therefore asks that he be allowed "a reasonable Compensation for his negroe."
Result:Senate: read, referred; House; read, rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11278905

People Associated with Petition 11278905

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, Petitions Rejected, Joint Papers, November--December 1789

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/19/2008 2:56:00 PM