Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279102 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now Siting at Newbern
Filing Date:1791-December-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Presly Nelms states that "he furnished the Southern Continental army Commanded by General [Horatio] Gates with a New Waggon a four Horse Team complete, and a Negroe driver of his own property." Nelms recounts that "said waggon Team and driver were lost at the defeat of General Gates near Camden in South Carolina." Having received only "Twenty Six Thousand pounds depreciated Currency" for his loss of property, the petitioner seeks "a more Equitable allowance." He therefore prays that "your Honorable body will admit his Case to a fair Investigation and Grant such redress as to you Shall Seem Meet."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279102

People Associated with Petition 11279102

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 Revolutionary War, December 1791--January 1792.

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2008 4:01:00 PM