Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282203 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the General Assembly now in Session
Filing Date:1822-December-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hannah Ducksworth, the widow and executrix of Joseph Ducksworth, states that her late husband "enjoined it on his Executor & Executrix to have" his slaves emancipated. She reports that she petitioned the superior court "praying the emancipation of said negroes, but the presiding Judge was of opinion that as no trust Estate Had been created in said negroes to any person that he could not grant the prayer of the petitioner but was of opinion that it is a proper subject for Legislative Interference." The petitioner therefore prays "that your honorable body pass a Law Emancipating Said negroes, and that they may in future be known By the following names (viz) Chainey Ducksworth, Peggy Ducksworth, Jerry Ducksworth, Daniel Ducksworth, Anderson Ducksworth and Essex Ducksworth."
Result:Senate: judiciary committee discharged
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Joseph Ducksworth, 22 August 1817
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11282203

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Emancipation Petitions, November--December 1822
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/12/2008 6:28:00 PM