Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280901 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Iredell
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1809-November-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Gen. Montford Stokes, the administrator Col. Alexander Worke's estate, seeks to comply with Worke's wishes to emancipate certain slaves. Stokes asserts that the said Worke provided in his will that nine slaves "be set free" and that he "has provided that they shall not become chargeable to the public in any respect, by appropriating a part of his Estate for their support, and by providing for the removal of some of them to Pennsylvania." Noting that one of the said slaves has died since Worke's death, the petitioner prays that an act be passed "for the emancipation of the said Surviving negroes." Stokes states that Worke died seized and possessed "of several tracts of land and upwards of seventy negro slaves."
Result:committee report favorable; concurred with
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Emancipation, 1 December 1809
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280901

Slaves:9
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Committee Reports, Emancipation, November--December 1809; copy in Montfort Stokes Papers 1785-1819, Correspondence, Court Papers, Miscellaneous, PC 102.1

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/6/2008 3:15:00 PM