Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279302 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Guilford
Location Type:County
Salutation:A Petition to the General Assembly of North Carolina in the year 1793
Filing Date:1793-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Brittain asks to emancipate "a Negro man Peter Cabin which has faithfully served me this Twenty years." Brittain states that Cabin "is Now Desirous of having his freedom which I am willing to Grant for the sum of Forty pounds Current Money, which sum the sd Peter Cabin has Punctually Paid me." He therefore prays that the legislature "will Confirm the same by an Act of assembly for that purpose." Fifty-seven "Neighbours & Acquaintances" verify Brittain's statements, adding that Cabin is "an industrious frugal man and has Conducted himself orderly & honestly."
Result:House, Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279302

People Associated with Petition 11279302

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

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/17/2008 4:27:00 PM