Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279506 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1795-November-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Miriam Lowe, the widow of John Lowe, explains that her late husband "became Bail for the appearance of a negro woman who was taken up as a liberated Slave under the Existing Laws of the State and to be tryed." She further relates that "said negro woman Eloped or was Carried out of the County, whereby the Said John Lowe was Subjected to the forfeiture of one Hundred pounds, which sum if exacted from the Estate of said Decd. will reduce your petitioner with four small Children to the utmost distress." The petitioner therefore prays that an act be passed "to remit the aforesaid Judgment in order to relieve the Distresses aforsd."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279506

People Associated with Petition 11279506

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

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 11:20:00 AM