Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281603 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Mecklenburg
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the general assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1816-November-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:The executors of the will of the late Reese Price represent that the said Price "Bequeathed the Moneys arising from the annual Labour of three Negro men to the use & benefit of the Presbyterian Church." They recount, however, that they have had "great Difficulty in Conforming with that particular Clause of Sd. Will" as they "Consider that those Slaves are placed in very Disagreeable Circumstances By Changing their Masters annually." John and Elijah Harris therefore pray that a law be passed authorising them "to sell Said Slaves putting the neat proceeds to intrest & Disposing of Sd Intrest to the use of the church agreeable to the Will of the testator Making a parmanent fund of the principle," thereby releasing them "from the arduous task of Hiring Sd. Slaves at Publick Auction."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281603

People Associated with Petition 11281603

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions, November--December 1816
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/22/2008 4:18:00 PM