Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279107 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honble the General Assembly of the State of No. Carolina
Filing Date:1791-December-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Housman laments the loss of his slave Sampson, who was hanged for various felonies, including robbery and assault. Housman claims that he was entirely ignorant of his slave's behavior and did not know that Sampson had bludgeoned a white man with a hatchet head. Housman, now "far advanced in life" and the head of a large family, asks for relief.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of the Record of Special Court, Jones County, 27 December 1791
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11279107

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

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2008 4:28:00 PM