Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280503 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1805-December-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred forty-one "Sundry Inhabitance of Wayne County" report that, in 1804, Willis Bryan "was Charged with takeing a Certain Small negro the property of john king ... and Carying the sd. small negro out of the sd. County and selling it, which proceeding Caused the sd. Bryan to absent himself from the state." They aver that "previous to this accident" Bryan "supported an Honest Character otherwise than he was Very Subject to Intoxication by the Excessive use of spirits." Revealing that "the Negro aforsd has since been Recovered and Returned by his family to its proper owner," the petitioners pray that "an act of pardon" be passed permitting the said Bryan "to Return to the bosom of his Distressed family in Safety."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280503

People Associated with Petition 11280503

Free Persons of Color:0
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:3/30/2008 10:56:00 AM