Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282204 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1822

General Petition Information

Abstract:Three hundred ninety-seven residents of Camden County charge that the 1820 and 1821 laws "directing the time, manner, and place of the Sales of lands and Slaves under Executions levied on by Sheriffs, Constables, and other Officers, are in many cases greatly oppressive and operates much to the injury of many persons particularly to Slave holders, by causing their Slaves to be Sold very often for half, and sometimes for a third or less of their real value." The petitioners maintain that this would not happen if said slaves "were not carried to the Court-house for sale." They further cite that sales conducted at the courthouse incur "an additional expence of prison fees, support of the Negroes, loss of time &c to be added, all of which has a tendency to make it more oppressive and injurious to the Owners." The petitioners therefore pray that said laws cited be repealed.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11282204

People Associated with Petition 11282204

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, Miscellaneous Petitions, November--December 1822
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

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