Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281607 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Iredell
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina Sessions 1816
Filing Date:1816-November-22
Ending Date:1816-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mussendine Matthews, executor of the will of Mary Knox, puts forth that "the said Mary Knox in her last will instructed and especially requested her executors to use all lawful endeavours to have a slave woman belonging to her named Sall liberated." Matthews further discloses that "said Slave is now living and has for many years by permission of her deceased Mistress lived with a free man of colour as his wife in the County of Rowan." The petitioner therefore prays that "your honourable body would take the case into consideration and liberate the said Sall by the name of Sarah Ford."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281607

People Associated with Petition 11281607

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/28/2008 9:26:00 PM