Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279511 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:The Honorable The General Assembly
Filing Date:1795-November-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles Johnson represents that "he has and holds a Certain boy of Colour of about four years of age as a slave, being born as such by the Laws of this Country." He further declares that the child's "white blood so far prevails, that it is almost impossible for any person to discern that he is of mix'd blood." The petitioner, from "principles both of policy and Humanity," therefore prays "that the said boy by the name of Gustavus Adolphus Johnson should be freed & Liberated, and that you will pass a Law for that purpose."
Result:referred to Committee on Emancipation
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279511

People Associated with Petition 11279511

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, [Senate Committee Reports], November--December 1795

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/23/2008 9:22:00 PM