Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279003 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1790-November-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Three petitioners, speaking "in behalf of the Inhabitants of Perquimans County," complain that "great numbers of free Negroes have been taken up in the County and sold and the monies arising from such Sales have been paid into the Treasury." The petitioners "humbly pray that you will pass a Law authorizing the Sheriff to pay to the Wardens of the Poor of this County such a sum of money arising from the Sales of such liberated negroes for the purpose of building a House for the reception of the poor." The attached Committee report notes that "a number of the People call'd Quakers who reside in County of Perquimans have at sundry times liberated their slaves, and that many of the said slaves have been seized and sold."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 17 November 1790
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11279003

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 of Propositions and Grievances, November--December 1790

Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/21/2008 12:56:00 PM