Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282303 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Onslow
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1823-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:William L. Hill, Colonel of the Onslow Militia, seeks compensation for his men who "were in regular Service for the space of Twenty six days in the months of August and September, a busy and unhealthy season of the year." Hill explains that "During the Summer of 1821 an insurrection broke out among a number of outlawed and runaway slaves and free negroes in said County." He exclaims that "an universal panic pervaded the county" as the band had "ravaged farms, burnt houses and ravished a number of females." In response, Hill took measures to restore "public safety" by activating the militia to pursue the well armed "daring, cunning and desperate slaves," who "had long defied the Civil authority." Hill further relates that his men's efforts to suppress the said insurrection exposed them "to every privation and inclemency of the weather, in exploring woods, swamps, & marshes." Noting that the men "have never received their pay agreeably to said act of Assembly," the petitioner prays "your Honorable body to direct the same by resolution."
Result:Senate: favorable reports
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Reports of Committee of Claims, 8 December 1823, 7 February 1825
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 11282303

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions, November 1823--January 1824; also ibid., House Committee Reports, Box 3; ibid., Senate Committee Reports, Claims and Finance, November 1824-
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/19/2008 10:03:00 AM