Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280512 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Bertie
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1805-November-28
Ending Date:1805-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Kinchen Massengale seeks compensation for his slave Plato, one of the ten or so slaves convicted and executed for their role in the Bertie County "rising or conspiracy of the negroes" in 1802; four or five slaves involved in the incident were convicted and "sent away" and not executed. Massengale submits that Plato was "of considerable value to him, being the only slave he possessed." Noting that the owners of said slaves not executed "have received compensation equal to their value," the petitioner "hopes your Honourable Body will take his hard case under your serious consideration (he being in indigent circumstances) and grant him such relief as you in your wisdom may think proper."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 9 December 1805; see PAR #11280406
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280512

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, 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:4/1/2008 7:54:00 AM