Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280201 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Chatham
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly now sitting in the City of Raleigh
Filing Date:1802-December-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lard Sellars of Chatham County reports that, in March 1802, he "unfortunately kill'd a Negro man named Arthur the property of Edward Jones," whereupon he "was compell'd to pay the sum of Four hundred Dollars greatly to the injury and distress of his family." Sellars "hopes your Honorable body will on mature reflexion and consideration coincide in opinion with him, that if the act was unlawful it was meritorious to rid the world of a daring lawless villain, who by his frequent depridations and menaces struck terror on all Women and Children within the vicinity of his range." He therefore prays that the legislature "will sympathise with him and grant him such relief as you in your great Wisdom shall think mete."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:See PAR #11280202
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11280201

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
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:3/8/2008 1:13:00 PM