Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279701 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Anson
Location Type:County
Salutation:State of North Carolina Anson County The Petition of Abraham Jones
Filing Date:1797-November-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Abraham Jones, a free "mixt Blooded man," avows that "about forty years past he purchased a Certain Woman of Coller by the name of Lydia of one John Westerfield & paid honestly for her & hath Since had Six Children by said Woman." Jones expresses "very great uneasyness" concerning the possibility that "when your Petitioner dyed his Wife & Children woud be Slave." He therefore prays that "your Honourable Body Will take my Case into your Consideration & give your Petitioner Such Relief as in your Wisdom shall seam meet." Twenty-nine subscribers attest that Jones "hath always behaved himself as a man of Choler ought to do & further supports the carrecter of an honest Industrous man & think his case to be [heard] and ought to be Redrest by passing a law of Liberation."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11279504; Testimonial, Thomas Dickson, et al., November 1797; Report of Committee, 8 December 1797
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11279701

Slaves:7
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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/9/2008 2:27:00 PM