Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280903 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of North Carolina, now in Session
Filing Date:1809-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Frances Murdin reveals that her husband David "fled & left in the most dependant and wretched situation your petitioner with three children without a morsel of support" and "took with him all the negroes about eight." She states that she and David married in 1798 and that "by a constant round of dissipation and extravagance he was embarrassed by debts." Murdin fears that "without your Legislative interposition this unfeeling monster will return from Georgia ... and again rob your petitioner of the scanty necessaries of life by her manual labour she has collected." She therefore prays that "your Honoble Body in tender consideration [will] be pleased to enact such a law as will secure to your Petitioner what little she at present possesses or may hereafter obtain by her own labour, by gift or Inheritance free from the debts or power of her Husband."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280903

People Associated with Petition 11280903

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Divorce Petitions, November--December 1809

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/12/2008 1:07:00 PM