Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279105 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1791-December-21

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." He asserts that he hired three of said slaves "to Gentlemen in Hallifax, where your Commissioner of Confiscated Property for the District of Hallifax took into his Possession" the said slaves "and sold them notwithstanding your Petitioner ... Claim to said Negroes." Blount "now Prays that he may Receive such Relief in Regard of the Premises as to the wisdom & Justice of the Legislature shall seem mete."
Result:committee recommends partial compensation
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11279001; Copy of Report of Committee, December 1790
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11279105

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, Senate Committee Reports, December 1791--January 1792

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/19/2008 4:40:00 PM