Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282001 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:New Hanover
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of The State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1819-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:British citizen Mary Ann Sansum, traveling from the West Indies to Florida, was shocked when her two body servants--a black and "mulatto" couple--as well as their four children, were seized at the port of Wilmington; the family was taken up shortly after the boat arrived, as the importation of slaves was prohibited. Sansum asserts that the United States consul in Martinique assured her that she could travel with her slaves without interference. The petitioner therefore prays "such relief as the peculiar embarrassments of her situation require either by arresting the sale or refunding the proceeds" from said sale.
Result:Senate, House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Passport, Martinique, 30 July 1819; Instrument of Declaration and Protest, New Hanover County, 13 November 1819
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11282001

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, House Committee Reports, November 1819--January 1820

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/13/2008 7:35:00 PM