Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280704 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Hertford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1807-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Copeland joins sixty other petitioners in requesting that the petition of Eli and William Copeland to emancipate their slave Ben be denied. They argue that the said Ben "is a person of evil disposition often having been the Instigation of disputes and Controversy betwen Neighbours and Brothers"; in addition, they charge that Ben "hath for some time been "at Liberty to Run at Large." The petitioners therefore "Hopeth that your Wise body will take the Same under your Consideration and will not grant the Petition of Said Eli and William."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11280701
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11280704

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1807

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/3/2008 6:03:00 PM