Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279108 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourabel the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1791-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Loop represents that, "During the late Contest between the united States and Great Brittan,” he suffered the loss of grain, fodder, hay, fencing, and his barn at the hands of William Spurgens and was taken prisoner by said Spurgens. He further states that he received a slave named Simon in 1785 from Spurgens as compensation for his losses. Loop now asserts that Charles Bruce, the Commissioner of Confiscated Property "for the district of Sallisbury" has "Brought Sute against him for sd boy in behalf of the State." He therefore prays that "your Honourabel Body" will "pass a Resolve in favour of your Memorialist."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit of John Loop [also spelled Lop], Craven County, 12 December 1791
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11279108

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

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2008 4:38:00 PM