Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280801 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Chowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honbl the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1808-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rose, a free woman of color, recounts that August Cabarrus emancipated her for "meritorious services" in 1808. She further discloses that "shortly after her liberation aforesaid, her late master ... had the goodness to make her a gift of her two children Charlotte and Leon." Rose frets that "if she should die her said children (the eldest of whom is only eight years of age) might be taken up and sold, and thereby not only reduced to slavery, but probably separated from each other (a calamity upon which a mother could not reflect without terror)." She therefore prays "your Honorable Body to pass an act for the liberation of her said children Charlotte and Leon."
Result:Senate, House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Court Order, Chowan County, June Term 1808; Copy of Bill of Sale, August Cabarrus to Negro Woman Rose, 15 September 1808
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11280801

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/12/2008 11:10:00 AM