Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279202 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:Unto the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina (HAMILTON, John)
Filing Date:1792-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Jasper seeks to emancipate Jack "for merritorious Services." In a letter to John Hamilton, Jasper recounts that Jack, "a Negro the Property of Henry White," was instrumental in retaking a schooner that had been seized by "a British Privateer." He further states that "after we returned home his master abused him somewhat" and "Jack applyd to us for redress." Jasper states that his brother bought Jack "and in his last Will Sold sd Jack his freedom by his Paying his Exct ₤100. The petitioner attests that "the said fellow behaves himself well. Honest and Industrious is Very Manerly to all and has Comanded a Schooner for me five years."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Samuel Jasper to John Hamilton, 17 November 1792; Resolution, House of Commons, December 1792
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11279202

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

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:1/29/2008 8:50:00 AM