Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280811 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honorable General Assambly at Raleigh
Filing Date:1808-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lucy Cook Self seeks to secure her right to a slave named Tisha. Before she went to the "western Country" with her husband in 1803, Self states that her father gave her "a Certain Negro wench Named tisha which sd wench was by virtue of the sd Deed of Gift to be my property at my fathers Decease which sd Negro Remains in my fathers possession." Lamenting that she lost her eyesight about 1806 and her husband "Departed from her & Left her in that Doleful Situation & Never Returned to Dwell with her any more," the petitioner prays that she be granted "some Releif by Securing to her the aforesaid Negro wench together with Such other property as She may hereafter acquire."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimonial of Lucy Self, 20 October 1808
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11280811

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions for Divorce, Name Change, etc., November--December 1808

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/7/2008 8:11:00 AM