Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279504 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the general Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1795-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Abraham Jones, a free person of color, discloses that he "labours under the unhappy disadvantage of having Seven children by a woman Slave formerly the property of one Westerfield, with whom he has intermarried, and who he has since bought and purchased as his own property." Jones is fearful that his said children "are in danger of being continued in bondage or may be after your petitioner's death without some legal provision made in their favour by the General Assembly." He therefore prays that his seven children "to wit; Isaac Jones, Jacob Jones, Susanna Jones, John Jones, Abraham Jones, Thomas Jones, and Lewis Jones may be emancipated and from henceforth enjoy the protection and benefits of the laws and constitution of this State, in the same manner as others of their colour who were born free."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279504

People Associated with Petition 11279504

Free Persons of Color: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:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/27/2008 4:53:00 PM