Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282501 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honnorable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, Gentlemen
Filing Date:1825-December-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighty-three residents of Lincoln County feel aggrieved "that any person should be compelled to Ride or Serve as Patroler to guard Slaves who does not own any, nor wish to have any thing to do as respects the government or Discipline of the Negroes." They therefore pray that "no person Who does not own a slave or slaves shall be compelled to serve as Patroler against his own will at least within our county." The legislative committee to which the petition was referred responded "that the relief prayed for should be granted; not because ... the law is oppressive ... on persons who are not owners of slaves but because they are well satisfied that the owners of slaves being interested in that species of property will in general in the discharge of patrol duties, mete out the measure of the law with due discretion and humanity; and that they are consequently the only proper persons to discharge those duties."
Result:House: committee recommends passage
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 22 December 1825
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11282501

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, Miscellaneous Petitions, November 1825--January 1826; House Committee Reports, Propositions and Grievances, Miscellaneous, [November 1825--January 1826]

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/24/2008 9:21:00 AM