Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280007 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Chowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the State of No Carolina
Filing Date:1800-November-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-eight-year-old Joseph Rogers laments that he "has for many years past laboured upon a Complication of diseases, and for the Preservation of his life, has been Obliged to have both his legs amputated above the knees," whereupon he is "entirely incapacitated from following any Kind of business whatsoever." Rogers reports that his "Taxable property" consists of two elderly slaves, "Both of whom are rather a Burthen and incumbrance than a benefit to him," three female slaves, four slave children, and "390 acres of land of an inferior Quality." The petitioner therefore prays a law or resolve be passed to "exempt him from the Payment of Public Taxes during the remainder of his life."
Result:Senate: referred; House: referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280007

People Associated with Petition 11280007

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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/11/2008 12:31:00 PM