Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280403 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Rowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1804-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Polly Murrell asks that her husband, James Murrell, be pardoned "for selling a free person of color." She states that said James "was sentenced to suffer death" for said crime but that "a number of respectable Gentlemen" petitioned for mercy and "His Excellency did Grant a reprieve" which deferred “the time of his Execution." Polly reports that she has been to South Carolina "for the purpose of getting back said free person of colour, and finds he is dead." The petitioner therefore "prays the Legislature to grant a pardon to the said James Murrell," who is currently "in Salisbury Gaol under sentence of death."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280403

People Associated with Petition 11280403

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

Citation Information

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

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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2008 11:10:00 AM