Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281602 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1816-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Isaac Farlow and Lewis Jones, the executors of the will of Henry Justice, seek to carry into his effect his desire to "Bequeath unto his Negroe slave Jim his freedom together with seventy five Dollars." The executors attest that "the said Negroe Jim is an Honest, Industrious and Orderly Fellow" and that "in the opinion of your Petitioners no injury can result either to the Community or individuals by his being emancipated." They therefore pray "your Honorable body to pass an Act for the emancipation of the said Negro Jim entitling him to all the priviledges which other free men of Colour are entitled in this State."
Result:postponed indefinitely
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281602

People Associated with Petition 11281602

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, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1816
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/25/2008 2:42:00 PM