Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280406 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Northampton
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the general Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1805-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Widow Charlotte Foorte seeks compensation for her "negro man named Sam, implicated in a charge of the late conspiracy of the negroes." Foorte reports that Sam "was convicted on the testimony of less weight than that" given against others "who escaped the rigor of the Law." Adhering to the "prevailing maxim that in many instances it is right to make an individual sacrifice, for the great & general good of the community at large," she nonetheless "feels the loss of property" along with the "great expense of 20, or 30 Arm'd men, order'd out by the authority of the Maj. General" to capture said Sam. The petitioner therefore prays "for such relief in the premises" as in "wisdom & good conscience may be right."
Result:House, Senate: read, referred; rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #1280512
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11280406

Slaves:1
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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2008 11:04:00 AM