Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280304 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Stokes
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina in the Year One thousand Eight hundred & three
Filing Date:circa 1803

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirteen inhabitants of Stokes County petition to "freely assist" the owners of a slave named Aaron in their prayer that the said Aaron be manumitted. They certify that Aaron, who lives in Salem, is "Submissive, humble, faithful, Industrious, sober and devout in his conduct" and that he is "worthy of a better Fate than to be for life a Slave." "Rare as it is," they declare, "yet there are Men of Black colour who deserve to be free," and they believe that "If therefore your honorable body ever intend to give Liberty to any human being your memorialists humbly conceive that the said Aaron is an Object deserving it."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11280303
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11280304

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

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 5:59:00 PM