Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279001 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1790-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edmund Blount recounts that his sister Elizabeth married Halifax County merchant Andrew Miller, who fled to Bermuda in 1776 "in a State of Distress." Blount further states that he purchased "five Negro men" held by Miller "for the Sum of Sixteen hundred Pounds the then Currency of this State." He states that he hired three of said slaves "to Gentlemen in Hallifax where they were employed in the Boating Business Being used to it & Prefered it to farming." Blount reveals that, despite his right to the three slaves, a commissioner of confiscated property "took them into his Possession and sold them." Blount "humbly prays that he may Receive such Relief in Regard of the Premises as to the wisdom & Justice of the Legislature shall seem meet."
Result:Senate, House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11279105
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11279001

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

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 1790

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/19/2008 3:53:00 PM