Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282902 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Gates
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1829-November-28
Ending Date:1829-December-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Clement Hill was indicted and convicted in 1828 for "an assault and battery on the body of one Jesse Reed, a man of Color." Fined $200, Hill prays that this sum be refunded to him on the grounds that Reed insulted and abused Hill's sister, "heaping upon her various epithets of abuse indignity & profanity too opprobious to be mentioned to your honorable body." The petitioner attests that "Reed is a mulatto of notoriously bad character & known to be so by all the people in the vicinity of his place of residence" and that "Reed is much in the habit of using insolence to white people cursing & abusing them, without cause or first provocation." Hill also submits that Reed “now stands indicted for Petit Larceny in Gates County Court.”
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:Statement of the Petty Jurors, November 1829; Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, 8 December 1829; Deposition, 19 November 1829
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11282902

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records 1829-1830, House Commttee Reports

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/1/2008 6:18:00 AM