Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281002 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Perquimans
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the ensuing General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1810-November-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:The "Petition of the Society of Friends ... from their Yearly Meeting" represents that "Liberty is one of the Natural and unalienable rights of all mankind; and that a violation of that right is not only Repugnant to the precepts of the Gospel, but also inconsistant with the principles of Republican Government." The Quakers further lament that "any Law should still exist in this State, whereby many of the African race of People ... are deprived of their personal Liberty, and the Citizens prevented from disposing of what by Law is deemed their property in such manner as they Reasonably believe to be their Duty, and in no wise injurous to their fellow Citizens." The petitioners therefore pray that a law be enacted "Allowing that such Citizens who are Consienciously scrupulous of holding their fellow Creatures as Slaves, may Legally emancipate them."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281002

People Associated with Petition 11281002

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, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1810

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2008 7:42:00 AM