Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281003 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1810-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:William H. Green, sheriff of Bertie County, requests compensation for housing in jail two prisoners and three witnesses. He states that Allen Bilch, accused and later executed for horse stealing, remained in jail for 254 days; Anthony Wiggins, accused and executed for murder, remained in jail for 162 days. Green also states that "negro Tom, Mary Manly and Winifred Wiggins were committed as Witnesses against the sd. Anthony Wiggins ... and continued one hundred and forty six days each when they were discharged." Asserting that his expenses have not been fully reimbursed, the petitioner insists that "the legislature in stipulating the allowance prescribed by law for the maintainance of prisoners, it never was their intention to tax any one individual with the Cost of bringing to punishment the violators of the law."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of Committee of Claims, 15 December 1810; Receipt of William H. Green, 4 December 1810
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11281003

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Joint Committee Reports, Claims and Others, November--December 1810

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/6/2008 2:06:00 PM