Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280205 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1802

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Carruthers Stanly, a free man of color, submits that he purchased "a negro male of the age of two years, named John, whom he considers his child"; in 1801, he purchased "a mulatto child named John, who is the result of a matrimonial connection between your Petitioner and Kitty." Stanly, of the opinion that "it is inconsistent with nature, for the parent to wish his child in a state of vassalage, either to another or himself," asks that said children be manumitted. He requests that two-year-old John be "known in future by the name of James Florence" and that the other child "hereafter to be known & distinguished by the name of John Stewart Stanly."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Bill of Sale for John, Craven County, 20 May 1800; Bill of sale for John, New Hanover County, 12 May 1801
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11280205

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/18/2008 6:23:00 PM