Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280003 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Edgecombe
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1800-October-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Moore requests compensation for the loss of a horse that died during a pursuit of outlaws. He explains that, "from a wish to suppress Villiany," he participated in the apprehension and jailing of "men of notorious Characters" who were later convicted of "forgery & Stealin of Negros and Selling them." Moore further reveals that his "excessive rideing & great exertions ... killed or at least Occationed the death of a valuable Horse" that cost him $210; said loss forced him to mortgage his "One negroe and he a very Valuable fellow." As a cripple, Moore claims that he is "altogether Unable to work" and support his "very large & helpless family of small children." He therefore requests that he receive "such an allowance from the public of said State as may be Adequate to his losses."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Affidavit of Sheriff, 20 November 1799; Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 5 December 1800; Testimonial of George Brownrigg, et al., ca. 1800
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11280003

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Committee of Propositions and Grievances, November--December 1800
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/5/2008 3:45:00 PM