Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281101 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1811-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Williams recounts that he purchased Boson and his wife Penny at the estate sale of Joseph John Hill. He states that he was induced to make said purchase "from a knowledge of the long continued & meritorious Services of the aforesaid Boson & Penny towards his deceased relation" and not to derive "any personal benefit from their Services." Williams adds that since said purchase Boson has "paid unto your memorialist the full amount of the purchase money." He therefore "prays your honorable body to pass an Act emancipating the Said Boson, Penny & Freeman Hill, & that they in future be known & distinguished by the names of Boson Hill, Penny Hill & Freeman Hill."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, 25 October 1811
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11281101

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:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/17/2008 2:16:00 PM