Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282720 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Commons of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1827-January-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:The Pasquotank Auxiliary of the American Colonization Society, whose "sole object is to remove, with their own consent, to the Coast of Africa, the free coloured population, now existing in the United State, and such as hereafter may become free," submits a printed petition from the parent organization. The petition states that a "Colony of free coloured persons from the United States, amounting to several hundred, has been planted on one of the most eligible situations upon the coast of Africa." The Society seeks support from the state of North Carolina and its representatives in Congress for the continuation of its program.
Result:Senate: referred to committee; House: tabled
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11282720

People Associated with Petition 11282720

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 2:20:00 PM