Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281704 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Gener'l Essembly at Raleigh convend for the year 1817
Filing Date:1817-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-nine-year-old Peter Mock seeks "to revive [his] drooping spirit" by manumitting his slave Weiney and her daughter Jean Ridgeway. Mock maintains that he purchased Weiney about 1794 and that she and her daughter have both "served me ever since with as much care & Industry as ever Slaves did." Feeling "it would be vary ungratefull of me to lieve them as bound Slaves," the petitioner therefore prays that an act be passed "for the freedom of sd Weiney & her daughter Jean Ridgeway: and that they be allowed to receive "part of my personal & real Estate left to them in my last Will & testament for there support."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281704

People Associated with Petition 11281704

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1817
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/29/2008 5:45:00 PM