Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279101 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:New Hanover
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now sitting at Newbern
Filing Date:1791-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:“Sundry inhabitants of the County of New Hanover” complain about “the almost total distruction of your petitioners Stock.” They point out that “a number of gentlemen” own lands adjacent to theirs, on which the said owners “keep a number of Negroes cultivating the same but the said gentlemen will not fence their fields when cultivated by which means the Cattle & Hoggs of your petitioners range through them and destroy their Crops.” The petitioners charge that their “oppulent neighbours,” being “incensed at the depredations” by the livestock, “supply their negroes with amunition and fire arms with directions to distroy the Cattle & Hoggs of your petitioners.” They therefore pray that “owners of cultivated grounds” be compelled “to keep the same fenced” and that “the pains & penalties on Negroes committing such depredations with fire arms and other instruments of distruction to Cattle” be strengthened.
Result:order for favorable bill to be drafted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of Committee, 17 December 1791
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11279101

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 Miscellaneous, December 1791--January 1792
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2008 3:56:00 PM