Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279505 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Perquimans
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Genl. Assembly now convened at Raleigh
Filing Date:1795-November-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nathan Creecy states that he bought at auction a "condemned Negro woman" named Peg and her child Hannah for seventy-eight pounds, "a large price at that time for a Negro woman & child that had once enjoyed freedom." Creecy then learned that Hannah had been born prior to Peg's manumission and was the slave of Robert Newby. Wishing to keep mother and child together (Hannah was only ten months old), Creecy bought her as a slave until she reached age eighteen, "at which time she is subject to be taken from your petitioner and sold for the benefit of the Publick." Creecy also relates that he bought Peg's two-year-old son Tom, until he reached age twenty-one, "at which time he is subject to be taken from your petitioner and sold for the benefit of the Publick." Having experienced "much expense & trouble in raising the said boy & it being the request of the former owner of said Negroes that they should stay together," Creecy asks that a law be passed "establishing & confirming the right of said Negroes Tom & Hannah in him."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279505

People Associated with Petition 11279505

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions, November--December 1795

Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/29/2008 11:12:00 AM