Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280108 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Halifax
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1801-December-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Motley "is desirous of emancipating" a slave named Winney, who "has rendered not only to him but to his family in general" faithful service. Motley maintains that "were if not for the care assiduity and attention of this Slave, a numerous offspring of his father, who were left by his death without sufficient funds for their maintenance, must have considerably suffered." He further notes that Winney "thro her Industry and care and that of her husband, has accumulated some small Estate ... to become useful and necessary in her neighborhood." Revealing that Winney "has paid to your Petitioner sufficiently for her freedom," Motley asks that a law be passed "to sett free the said Winney by the name of Winney Guvenread."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimonial of Halifax County Residents, ca. 1801
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11280108

Slaves:1
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:3/14/2008 4:23:00 PM