Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281902 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honourable The General Assembly of No Carolina
Filing Date:1819-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rebecca Newkirk, wife of Alexander Newkirk, prays "that a law may be passed at your present Session securing to her such property and effects as she may hereafter acquire in such manner as will effectually prevent such property and Effects being subject or liable to the discharge or payment of any Debt heretofore contracted or that may be hereafter contracted by her said Husband." Newkirk admits that "it wounds her very soul" to state that all of her "Good Property consisting of Land and Negroes" has "been sold to discharge her said Husbands Debts" and "a great amount" of debts still remains unpaid.
Result:postponed indefinitely
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, 3 December 1819
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11281902

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, Alimony Petitions, 1819

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/13/2008 6:00:00 PM