Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281403 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:The representation and petition of William Vines Guardian of Margaret Hammond daughter of John B. Hammond respecfully sheweth
Filing Date:1814-December-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Vines, guardian of Margaret Hammond, requests permission to sell four slaves willed to her by her father, J. B. Hammond. Representing that the said Margaret is a "Lunatick," he has therefore "taken charge of the said Margaret and her property" by hiring out Jin, Bett, Silvy and Tom "at public sale for the most that could be obtained which from their small value and their particular situation has been found far short of supporting themselves, and consequently nothing can be obtained towards the support of the said Lunatick." He further notes that Jin is "chargeable rather than profitable ... by her having children." Vines therefore prays that "a Law be past authorising the sale of the Negroes and how the money shall be vested in order best to answer the wishes of the Father."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281403

People Associated with Petition 11281403

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, Miscellaneous Petitions, November--December 1814
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/21/2008 8:31:00 PM