Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280906 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina,
Filing Date:1809-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Bell, an executor of the late Richard Sayrs, declares that his testator's will "directed that a Molattoe boy of the name of George, then under age should be emancipated & set free." Bell reports that the said George "has lived in the family of your petitioner for a number of years & has been taught to read & Wright & has also learned the Black Smith trade." Attesting that George is "of good Moral Charactor and honoust principles," the petitioner prays "your Honourable body to pass a Law to emancipate the Said boy George by the name of George Sayrs."
Result:House, Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280906

People Associated with Petition 11280906

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

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2008 7:53:00 AM