Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280101 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Hon. the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1801-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-year-old Richard Warren, "much afflicted" with the infirmities of old age, seeks to emancipate "a negro woman Lettice," who has "for many years been a faithful servant of himself and wife." Warren explains that his wife has died and "that all his children are either dead or married and have numerous families, his youngest child being the mother of nine children and that he is now entirely dependent on the faithful services of the said negro woman Lettice, for the care of his house and property." Avowing that she is a woman of "uncommon faithfulness," Warren prays "that the General Assembly will pass an act to emancipate and set free the said negro woman Lettice in consideration of the before recited important Services."
Result:committee on emancipation recommends rejection
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit of Isaiah Warren, et al., ca. 1801; Report of the Committee on Emancipation, 10 December 1801
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11280101

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, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1801; also see Senate Judiciary Committee Reports, November--December 1801
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

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