Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279209 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Perquimans
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina to be held at Newbern in November 1792
Filing Date:1792-December-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:The sons of the late Thomas Nicholson ask that twenty-five-year-old Thamar, a slave in their father's estate, be emancipated. They aver that the elder Thomas had "Wished to Establish" her freedom but "there was then, & yet remains to be an act of the General Assembly prohibiting the emancipation of Slaves, except as therein excepted." Praying that Thamar be granted her freedom, the petitioners "have the greater confidence in by Saying that as a house maid to her former master's Family, and ever Since She hath been honest from pilfering & Stealing & hath ever manifested a peaceable and orderly Conduct and Generally Respected in her Station in the Neighbourhood where She dwells."
Result:House, Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279209

People Associated with Petition 11279209

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:3
Other People:1

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:2/8/2008 10:59:00 AM