Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280109 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:State of North Carolina To the Honorable the General assembly
Filing Date:1801-November-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Davidson "sheweth that he owns a negro man slave Call'd and known by the name of Doctor Wallace who is Desirous of obtaining freedom and suporting himself by his occupation." Davidson declares that "he the said Doctor Wallace is often Time sent for som Times at a very Considerable Distance so that the most of his Time is taken up in Visiting & administering Physic & waiting on those Patients who Choses to Imploy him." This results, according to Davidson, in "his services to me [being] Rendered almost useless." Noting that "a number of the Inhabitants believes him to be very Skilfull and Usefull as a Physician and seems Disirous of his Liberation," the petitioner prays "your Honourable Body to Emancipate the said Doctor Wallace and make him a free Citizen of the Country and that he may for the future be Call'd ... Peter Wallace."
Result:Senate: read, referred emancipation committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11280110
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11280109

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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/7/2008 8:23:00 AM