Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282713 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1827-January-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:The Manumission Society of North Carolina petitions to prevent the further "introduction of slaves from any other state into this [state] in any way whatsoever." They submit that "the slaves brought by Speculators" to North Carolina, "where they find a ready market for them," generally consist of "the most desperate, vicious characters that can be selected from their Masters farms, and the Goals of the Country, and consequently cannot with Safety be admitted into this State lest they corrupt the morals of others." Fearing the inevitable confrontation between slaveholding and nonslaveholding states, the petitioners "hope that the time will arrive when our National Government and State Legislatures will come to an understanding upon this important National subject, and adopt some plan by which slavery will be abolished in the Country." The Society, however, believes "that to emancipate our Slaves and permit them to remain amongst us would be impolitic, and would neither secure our safety or materially better their condition." They instead propose freed blacks be "removed beyond the limits of our Government."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11282713

People Associated with Petition 11282713

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, Petitions, Emancipation, American Colonization Society, December 1826-February 1827
  • Box: 5

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/25/2008 2:03:00 PM