Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279605 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly
Filing Date:1796-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Brown, a free man of color, submits that "with care and Industry he has been able to purchase from Mr. Reading Blount a Wench by the name of Phillis with whom by the consent of Mr. Blount he had previous intermarried." Realizing that "his children will be Slaves contrary to his wish without the interposition of the General Assembly," the petitioner is "imbolden'd" to ask that a law be passed "to emancipate his said wife Phillis." Twenty-six subscribers avow that "William Brown & wife ... have always conducted themselves orderly & honestly."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimonial of Reading Blount, et al., ca. 1796
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11279605

Slaves:1
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, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1796

Processing Information

Record Created:8/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/28/2008 8:17:00 AM