Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281001 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Mecklenburg
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1810-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Wallis, "a minister of Religion," represents that he went to the widow's house "to apportion off some of the negro property of the late Doct. William Morrison," in his capacity as Morrison’s executor. He relates that, following "the business ordered by the court," several intoxicated men began quarreling. Noting that the widow requested that he "have them put of the house," Wallis intervened and thereby was charged and convicted of assault and fined fifty pounds. The petitioner denies any wrongdoing and argues that two persons, "who were considered as most deeply implicated were brought to trial and acquitted." He therefore "hopes to obtain from the Legislature of the State that relief which it alone is competent to afford."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, 24 November 1810
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11281001

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

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Committee Reports, Propositions and Grievances, November--December 1810

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/13/2008 11:30:00 AM