Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282801 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1828-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifteen members of a Craven County grand jury join twenty other county residents in representing that a "great inconvenience and injury arise to them and others from the constant and growing practice of persons of colour hunting with dogs and guns." The petitioners argue that said free blacks, "under the pretext of seeking game," commit numerous "depredations upon the farms, by killing stock of every description." They therefore ask that the existing laws prohibiting slaves from hunting be amended to include "all persons of colour," not just slaves.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11282801

People Associated with Petition 11282801

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

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/25/2008 3:00:00 PM