Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282304 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honl the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1823-December-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph and Anne Wynn state that their daughter Mary "was murdered by a number of negro slaves” on the day after Christmas in 1822. They further reveal that among said slaves were "Charles and Vina the property of your memorialist Joseph and Jack the property of your memorialist Anne." The petitioners report that said slaves were tried, convicted, and executed for said crime and that they "have cheerfully borne the loss of property incurred by the execution of said slaves to satisfy the demands of public Justice." The Wynns express, however, that paying the expenses incurred from jailing said slaves for nine months and the costs resulting from their prosecution, conviction and execution "will greatly distress them, and as in truth they are not able to pay them without making great sacrifice of the little property that now possess." They therefore humbly pray that they be provided $350 "for the payment of the costs aforesaid."
Result:Senate: read, passed, ordered engrossed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 17 December 1823
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11282304

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, Senate Committee Reports, November--January 1824
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/22/2008 6:02:00 PM