Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280404 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Guilford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1804

General Petition Information

Abstract:Harry Ash, “a freeman of Colour," represents that he purchased his wife America from Milla Clarke in 1802; in 1803 "his Wife the said America was delivered of a daughter named Jemima." Desirous that his wife and child "should be entitled to the privileges of free persons of Colour," the petitioner prays that the Legislature "Liberate them by the names of America and Jemima Ash."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Bill of Sale, Milla Clark to Harry Ash, 10 July 1802; Testimonial, James Campbell, et al., ca. 1804
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280404

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:1
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:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2008 11:18:00 AM