Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281706 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Rockingham
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the general Assmebly of the state of North Carolina
Filing Date:1817-November-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Walker seeks mercy after being convicted of murdering a slave and sentenced to death. Walker acknowledges that Governor William Miller "was gracious enough to grant your petitioner a pardon, and respite the time of execution," but he "did not finally extend his clemency." Pleading for his life, Walker entreats "your honorable body to bestow on him" mercy, the "greatest & best gift that a poor unfortunate criminal can be crowned with" and to "grant him his liberty."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281706

People Associated with Petition 11281706

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

Citation Information

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

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

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/30/2008 4:43:00 PM