Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282403 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Wake
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1824-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lewis Tombereau, a native of France, laments that he married a young woman named Nancy Jolly, "to whom he was determined to stick as close as wax." Tombereau confesses, however, that by his said marriage "he linked his fortune with and intrusted his happiness to one of the most frail, lewd, and depraved, daughters of Eve." The petitioner charges that said Nancy "forsoke both his board, and bed, to cohabit with a certain mulatto Barber named Roland Colanche." Tombereau, "with the most pungent and heart felt sorrow," reports that Nancy "has had a coloured child, and became, and continues to be, a public and notorious prostitute in the most unlimited sense of that word. She indulging in an unreserved, and promiscuous intercourse with men of every colour, age, class, and description she meets, sufficiently dissolute, licentious, and sensual, to gratify their passion, and her lust, and desire of variety." The petitioner therefore prays that he be released "from the unhallowed bonds he in an evil hour entered into."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11282403

People Associated with Petition 11282403

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

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/22/2008 7:08:00 PM