Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279109 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the General Assembly of the State of No. Carolina
Filing Date:1791-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Grace Davis and her eldest son Richard represent that John Davis in 1784 "by certain Instruments of writing did manumit them." They further relate that Grace has "continued to enjoy all the rights of a free Woman" and that Richard "has ever enjoyed the Priviledge of a Freeman," even serving "as an artilleryman in the cause of liberty." Grace, having "borne a number of children all of whom have & do continue to enjoy their freedom," is advised that her manumission "is not perfect more especially as to her Children without an act of Assembly." The petitioners therefore "humbly pray your honorable body to take such measures as in your great wisdom shall think necessary."
Result:"a bill to be brought"
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279109

People Associated with Petition 11279109

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2008 4:49:00 PM