Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279805 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1798-November-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Carruthers Stanly, "a man of mixed blood," recounts that Alexander and Lydia Stewart, "in consideration of the long, faithful & meritorious services of your petitioner," sought and received a licence from the Craven County Court "to sett your petitioner free"; the said licence enabled them to execute a deed of manumission "whereby they [did] give, grant, & confirm unto your petitioner his freedom liberty & emancipation." Fearing "that some accident may deprive him of the evidence of his emancipation & thereby of the fruits of his honest industry," Stanly prays that a law be passed to "confirm, establish and Secure to your petitioner his Freedom."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279805

People Associated with Petition 11279805

Free Persons of Color: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:11/3/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/6/2008 9:36:00 AM