Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11282904 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Lenoir
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Senate and the House of Commons of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1829-November-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Murchie asks that his privileges as a citizen be restored after having been convicted and imprisoned for "the harbouring of a slave" who allegedly had stolen certain goods. Murchie asserts that his only "error or fault" lay in not informing against his father-in-law, Charles Roach, with whom he lived and to whom he had been apprenticed. He further reveals that his wife was not a widow as she represented but instead "the first husband of his supposed wife was alive." Having "wholly separated himself from her and her connections," Murchie asserts that "he has demeaned himself in such a way as to secure ... the countenance of the respectable part of society" and that he has "married into a decent family." The petitioner therefore prays "of your honorable body to remove the legal stigma which may remain upon his name."
Result:committee favorable
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Committee Report, ca. 1829; see PARs #11282905, #11282906
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11282904

Slaves:0
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, Judiciary, Miscellaneous Petitions, November 1829--January 1830

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/1/2008 4:44:00 PM