Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281801 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Bertie
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Commons for the State of No Carolina, in General assembly assembled
Filing Date:1818-November-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-four residents of Bertie County report that "one or more districts in our county has been without a constable for a considerable time and that it is owing to the lowness of the present fees." They therefore pray "that your honourable bodies will pass a special law to increase the fees of constables within the county of Bertie." One of the fee increases listed is: "For whiping a negro by order of Court or by a justice of the Peace -- 0.25."
Result:"ordered" that the prayer be granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit, William Britton, 11 November 1818; Certificate, Thomas Tayloe, 11 November 1818
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11281801

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions, November--December 1818
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/8/2008 7:18:00 PM