Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280514 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the general assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1805-December-13
Ending Date:1805-December-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Stephen Carrol represents that in January 1805 he pursued an accused murderer by the name of Jonathan Chevers, a free man of color also called John White, "with great labor and pains and at great expence and by continued perseverance at length arrested the body of the said Jonathan Chevers and lodged the same in the district Jail for the District of Fayetteville." He reports that the said Chevers "was tried for said murder and by a verdict of a Jury fully convicted thereof but afterwards as your petitioner ... believes received the pardon of the executive of this State." The petitioner asks that an act be passed allowing "to be made some remuneration for the services rendered to the public and the expence & labor which your petitioner suffered and underwent."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 18 December 1805; Testimonial of Owen Holmes, January 1805; Testimonial of John Chesnut, 26 January 1805; Testimonial of Ed Jones, 13 December 1805
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280514

Free Persons of Color: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 Grivances-2, November--December 1805

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 2:00:00 PM