Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281004 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the general Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1810-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Bryan Lane charges that constable Nathan Holmes colluded with Benjamin Saules in the illegal purchase of two female slaves, seized "by virtue of an Execution which was in fact obtained ... to the amount of about Twenty Dollars against your memorialist." He further declares that "he had part of the money & beged [Holmes] to stay the Sale till your memorialist could to a neighbours house within a half mile where he had full assurance of geting the balance." Lane asserts, however, that Holmes, who "had an Interest in the Sale," refused and the slaves Comfort and Selah, "worth at least Five hundred Dollars," were knocked off “to a Certain Benjamin Saules ... at the reduced price of about Forty Shillings each." The petitioner therefore prays that a law be passed “fully & absolutely confirming the title of said negroes in him, or at least making void the said Sale.”
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 1 December 1810
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11281004

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

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:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/7/2008 9:08:00 AM