Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280708 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina in Sessions at the City of Raleigh
Filing Date:1807-November-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Howard declares that he was indicted in 1802 "for acting agreeable to orders given him by John Williams Lt. Col." to search "in the time of the Insurrection of the Negroes"; for his actions, Howard incurred steep fines. Admitting that the said indictment and suit "has ruined and broke him up," Howard puts forth "that the Legislator of this State never contemplated that any Individual should suffer for doing his duty as all true Subjects ought to do." The petitioner therefore prays that his case be taken into consideration, that his fine be remitted, and that the "monies he has unjustly been compelled to pay" be returned to him. Lt. Col. Williams's order to Howard stated: "You are hereby commanded to take proper assistance with you and pattroll the Narrows Shore district and search all negro houses and all persons that you Suspect and take all kind of arms ammunition and Every other utensil that you think necessary for the Purpose of Such Depreditions also to take the negroes that such Property should be found on."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. November 1807; Statement of Support by Officers of the Currituck Regiment, 7 September 1805; Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 3 December 1807; Copy of Transcript of State v. Ben Taylor Sr., Currituck County, 18 May 1802; Copy of Transcripts of Executions, Chowan County, 9 October 1807; Copy of Search Warrant, Currituck County, 6 May 1802
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 11280708

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 1807

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/12/2008 12:34:00 PM