Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280202 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred and six "inhabitants of Chatham County" support the petition of Lard Sellars, who sought relief in connection with his killing of the slave Arthur, "the property of Edward Jones." The petitioners consider Sellars to be a "honest, industrious well meaning man." They further declare that he considered "it his duty as a military officer to endeavor to apprehend the Said Negro Arthur," who "was run away from his master and going at large reported to have been armed commiting depridations and denouncing threats and menacing the inhabitants to the great terror of Women & Children particularly." Conceiving said shooting "to be a meritorious" act, they pray that a law be passed "impowering the County Court of Chatham to levy a tax on the County sufficient to indemnify Captain Sellars."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11280201
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11280202

Free Persons of Color:0
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 1:25:00 PM