Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280808 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly
Filing Date:circa 1808

General Petition Information

Abstract:Barnett Beasley relates that he purchased two elderly slaves, Sam and Abby, in 1807 from the estate of William Baugh in Virginia, the said Baugh being his wife's uncle. Beasley asserts that "in making the purchase he was actuated more from motives of humanity than by any Considerations of emolument," noting that said slaves "had long been in the family and who were desirous of being owned by your memorialist." Confessing his ignorance of the laws prohibiting the importation of slaves into the state, the petitioner prays that an act be passed "authorising him to bring the said negroes into this state."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1808
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280808

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions November--December 1808
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/7/2008 8:29:00 AM