Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279513 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:New Hanover
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Memorial of Henry Taloer of New Hanover County
Filing Date:1795-November-11
Ending Date:1795-November-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Taylor requests compensation for being shot in the shoulder while hunting runaway slaves. Taylor recounts that he endeavored "to put a stop" to the depredations committed by "a number of outlying runaway [that] had collected themselves together" to rob and to kill and destroy the stock of "the Inhabitants of the counties of Brunswick and New Hanover." While on such duty, he explains, a fellow patroller, being suddenly awakened by him, "shot your memorialist through the Shoulder." Unable to pay the surgeon's fee of £60, Taylor asks "your Honorable body to take his case into consideration and grant him such releif as you shall think meet and proper."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11279606; Report of Committee of Propositions and Greivances, 11 November 1795
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11279513

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 1796

Processing Information

Record Created:5/21/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/29/2008 10:38:00 AM