Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279809 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the ensuing General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, to be held at Raleigh
Filing Date:1798-November-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Levi Munden reports that, at their yearly meeting, "the people called Quakers" once again discussed "the Suffering case of the African race of people in this State." Citing existing laws as contrary to "the nature of a republican Government" and believing slavery is "repugnant to the Spirit of Christianity," the petitioners "earnestly entreat you to take this Important Subject into Serious Consideration, and pass an Act whereby the free Citizens of the State, who are Conscientiously Scrupulous of holding mankind in Slavery may legally Emancipate them." They hasten to add that they "do not solicit you for a Law to compel any to liberate their Slaves, but only that reasonable liberty, which is a natural right, may be tolerated."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11279809

People Associated with Petition 11279809

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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/6/2008 7:29:00 PM