Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280516 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Winny Manning confesses that her husband Eli "is absolutely impotent & by nature rendered a useless man as a husband." She admits that as "unpleasant as that may appear to a young & healthy woman" it is "but trifling" compared to his suspicions of her entertaining "illicit connection with every man, both white & black that may have seen her," which at times has resulted in a "certain danger of her life." Winny therefore asks that an act be passed divorcing her "from the said Eli Manning." Eli Manning, "on his part," states that "the happy ends for which matrimony was ordained has been frustrated & rendered a fruitfull sorce of the most unpleasant reflections and that reconciliation will never take place." He therefore "begs leave most freely & sincerely to join his sd Wife Winny in praying your honorable body to relieve your truly suffering Petitioners by granting them a divorce."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280516

People Associated with Petition 11280516

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Divorce Petitions, November--December 1805

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 2:19:00 PM