Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280506 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of North Carolina convened in General Assembly
Filing Date:1805-December-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph White, administrator of Alexander Stafford, represents that by order of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Perquimans County, February Term 1802, "Negro Woman Amy and her three children, Ruth, Dolley, and Mourning" were sold by the sheriff "as having been emancipated contrary to the provision of the several acts of the legislature"; Alexander Stafford "became the purchaser" of said family for the sum of £333. White explains that a certain John Saunders claimed said slaves and contested the sale and that the Superior Court of Edenton District in 1803 "determined the negroes aforesaid were the property of the claimant John Saunders." The petitioner therefore prays that the state treasurer be authorized "to repay" to him, as administrator, the aforesaid purchase price, with interest, since "the estate of your Petitioner's Intestate has not only paid the sum aforesaid but has lost the negroes."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Copy of Proceedings of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Perquimans County, October Term 1803
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11280506

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions, November--December

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/31/2008 9:13:00 AM