Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280805 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1808-November-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Blackwell McAlester states that "he was manumitted & set free by his former owner for meritorious services" and "that by his own honest Industry He raised a sufficient Sum of money to purchase his Grandson." Noting that the child "is too young to have rendered meretorious services to his master," the petitioner "therefore humbly requests your honorable Body to grant to an old Man the Freedom of his Grand Child by passing a Law emancipating him by the name of Joseph Blackwell."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of Committee of Emancipation, ca. 1808 (title page only)
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11280805

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Committee Reports, Emancipation and Finance, November--December 1808
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/7/2008 8:40:00 AM