Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280510 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1805-November-21
Ending Date:1805-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Laucklin McKeller seeks to bring about twenty slaves to North Carolina from Jamaica. He relates that he visited his uncle, Peter McDonald, in Kingston about 1803 and that, "about a year After Petitioners arrival in the Island of Jamaica," the said McDonald died. McKeller reveals that "on his death Petitioner amongst other property became entitled to" the said slaves. Desirous "to return and remain for ever in his native land," the petitioner prays that "He may (by an Act of the Legislature) be permitted to bring with him the said Negroe Slaves his Servants free from the impediments of the existing Laws of the State."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 5 December 1805
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280510

Slaves:15
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Committee of Propositions and Grievances, November--December 1805

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/31/2008 7:49:00 PM