Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282709 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Northampton
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1827

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ransom Cassel, currently "in very indigent circumstances," seeks compensation for a runaway slave named Austin, who was killed in an attempt to apprehend said slave in 1813 or 1814. Cassel avers that he would have petitioned the legislature sooner had he known that a section of the 1741 law dealing with such cases had been repealed prior to Austin's death. The petitioner therefore prays "your Honorable body to make him a suitable allowance for the said slave according to the valuation affixed by the County Court."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Valuation of Slave Austin, December 1827; Report of Committee of Claims, ca. 1827
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11282709

Slaves:1
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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Senate Committee Reports, Claims and Military, November 1827--January 1828
  • Box: 5

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/23/2008 5:43:00 PM