Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280401 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Rowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1804-November-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Dinah Seyers "begs leave to shew that after a long course of faithful service to her master the said Richard Seyers, he devised in his will that she might be set free." Fearing that "she is in danger by being interrupted in her person & property by ill disposed persons," the petitioner prays "the Legislature to pass an Act confirming her emancipation." She also reports that she has had three children since the death of the said Richard and that she desires "the name of Dinah Seyers be confirmed to your petitioner, & that of Samuel, David & Harry Seyers be confirmed to her said children."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit of William Bell, ca. 1804; Affidavit of William Bell and Hugh Cunningham, ca. 1804; Copy of Last Will and Testament of Richard Seyers, 2 January 1795
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11280401

Slaves:20
Free Persons of Color:4
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1804
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2008 10:49:00 AM