Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280204 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina Now Sitting
Filing Date:1802-December-8
Ending Date:1802-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Martin R. Byrd, "Colonel of the Militia of the County of Washington," asks to be compensated for expenses incurred during his efforts to suppress a "threatened Conspiracy of the Negroes." As commanding officer, Byrd called "out the Militia for the purpose of apprehending the Conspirators, protecting the defenceless inhabitants, & keeping Guards over the accused until they could be tried & Condemned or discharged in a due course of law." Noting that he "was under the necessity of furnishing the said Militia with provisions Liquors &c," the petitioner reports that he has submitted "a true statement" of said expenses "to your honorable body, and humbly prays that you will take the same under your consideration" and render him relief "as to you in your Wisdom shall seem meet."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Claims, 16 December 1802
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280204

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, Joint Committee of Claims, November--December 1802

Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/13/2008 5:48:00 PM