Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282402 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of North Carolina
Filing Date:1824-November-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:John D. Barber discloses that, after three years of marriage, his wife Mary "left his house without cause and entered into the most abandoned scenes of prostitution with black and white." Barber further reveals that said Mary "has contracted a long time since a most hateful disease" and that "she is a most uncommon drunkard and thief." The petitioner therefore prays "that the Legislature will pass a law to dissolve the bonds of matrimony between him and the said Mary Barber." Attached affidavits charge that the said Mary "is considered to be and looked upon as one of the basest prostitutes in the human family" and that she is "entirely unfit for civilized Society."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Deposition of William B. Harramond, 6 November 1824; Deposition of Ezekiel H. Potter, 3, November 1824; Deposition of Ezekiel Hardison, 3 November 1824
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11282402

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

  • Genearl Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/22/2008 6:59:00 PM