Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279203 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, now seting at Newbern
Filing Date:1792-January-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-eight inhabitants of New Bern support the emancipation of Rose, "the property of" the late Mary Clear. The petitioners report that the said Clear manumitted Rose in her 1775 will; the said will also directed that Rose receive "a Lot of Land in the Town of Newbern and build thereon a Convenient House & furnish the same to the Amount of Two hundred pounds Proclamation Money." They declare, however, "that the Tenor of the said will has never been complied with but that the said Negro Woman Rose has ever since been kept in Slavery and without receiving the advantages accruing from her said Misstresses Will." They therefore pray "that your Honourable Body will be pleased to take the case of the said Negro Rose into your consideration and grant her such relief as you in your Judgment shall think meet."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Mary Clear, 19 September 1775
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11279203

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/7/2008 10:52:00 AM