Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280006 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1800-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-nine citizens of Cumberland County "cheerfully join in" the petition of Gurdon Deming to emancipate his slave Lucy and her daughter Laura. They avow that many "of your petitioners Who have known Lucy more recently have no hesitation in Saying that from her general appearance they verily believe that She is of pure White blood too White to be a slave and ought to be manumitted." The petitioners believe "that in doing so, you will do an act of Justice to an unfortunate woman illegally held in bondage, who for more than Eighteen Years has faithfully performed the Menial duties of a Servant without murmuring tho often importuned to assert her freedom."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11280005
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280006

Free Persons of Color:0
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:3/4/2008 1:17:00 PM