Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279606 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:New Hanover
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly
Filing Date:circa 1796

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Taylor requests compensation for being shot in the shoulder while hunting runaway slaves. He recounts that he "thought it his duty to aid and assist" in putting a stop to the "outrages committed by a number of runaway negroes, in the County of New Hanover" as "the safety of the people made it necessary that vigorous and speedy measures should be taken to suppress the various depredations committed by” said outlyers. Taylor explains that, while on such duty, "he was unfortunately shot through the shoulder & has been a cripple ever since." He further asserts that he is unable to pay the surgeon's fee of "one hundred Spanish milled Dollars" and that he is no longer able to continue his trade of blacksmith. Noting that said wound was received "in rendering service to his Country," he prays that "your Honorable body will grant him such releif as in your justice and wisdom may be thought proper."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:See PAR #11279513; Copy of Report of Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 15 December 1796
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11279606

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:8/28/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/29/2008 10:53:00 AM