Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280601 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1806-December-4
Ending Date:1806-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Francis Briols recalls that "he emigrated in this State in the year ... 1794" from Guadeloupe and that he settled in Chowan County, North Carolina; one year later, Briols married a woman in said county "possessed in fee of a tract of land and nine slaves." He submits that he continued to live in North Carolina until 1802 when "he was persuaded by his friends to return to Guadeloupe in order to recover some valuable property." Briols left Chowan County and took with him the said nine slaves. Having found that he "made an unfortunate change," the petitioner declares that "he has ever since he left the State been desirous of returning and is now more anxious to do so than ever." Briols, "understanding that the present laws of the State prohibit the importation of Slaves," prays that a law be passed enabling him "to return in this State with the same Nine Negroes & children he carried away, and no other."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 10 December 1806
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280601

Free Persons of Color:0
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 1806

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2008 1:46:00 PM