Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279110 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the ensuing General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, to be held at Newbern
Filing Date:1791-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:"The Petition of the people called Quakers" point out that "Several Acts of the General Assembly now exist in this State prohibiting the freedom of Slaves, which we conceive are Inconsistent with those Truths respecting the Unalienable Rights of Mankind asserted in the Declaration of Independance of the united States of America, and beleiving the Sovereignty of Conscience to be the prerogative of Almighty God." They therefore "ardently Desire that you may please to give your attention to this Important matter, and grant an Act of toleration to such as are, or may be Emancipated, under Such Restrictions as to you, in Wisdom, may appear Just & reasonable."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279110

People Associated with Petition 11279110

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,
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2008 5:05:00 PM