Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282401 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1824-December-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:James McCrory contends that "he is Justly entitled to pay for Three years service" rendered during the American Revolution. He admits that he presented his account to officials, who told him "the account was Just" but could not be paid "in consequence of the [scarcity] of money in the Treasury." McCrory states that said officials "proposed giving me a Negro with one Hand burned off for my account" to which he replied "I would [rather] have nothing as have him and I then left there not knowing that there was any way that I could get my pay." The petitioner therefore prays "his case may be taken into consideration by your honourable Body and you cause your Humble Petitioner to be Payed his Just right."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Claims, [1824]
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11282401

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, Judiciary Claims, November 1824-January 1825

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/22/2008 6:45:00 PM