Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281709 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Guilford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1817-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jeremiah Hubbard, clerk of "the Religious Society of Friends in their yearly Meeting," suggests a means to effect "a reform of this evil" of slavery, whereby "the descendents of Africa are held & doomed to perpetual & Involuntary servitude." The Quakers propose enacting measures that might gradually result in an "amelioration of their condition." They purport that "perhaps by acing in concert with the plan of the General Government for Colonizing ... and by prohibiting the introduction of Slaves into the State," this "unrighteous trafic (in some measure) in our section of the Union" might be discouraged. They believe said measures "would be aiding the cause of humanity, and politically beneficial to the moral Interest of the Community."
Result:Senate, House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281709

People Associated with Petition 11281709

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

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/12/2008 1:17:00 PM