Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283002 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honorable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1830

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty residents of Duplin County "consider themselves aggrieved in consequence of the very many impositions by persons availing themselves of the Law, relating to retailers of Spiritous liquors." They assert that the "great defect in the Law" is "a very fruitful source of evil" whereby "not only freemen but the Slaves of our County are likely to be corrupted." Of the belief that "many of the Families of our Citizens have been reduced to poverty & want by the frequency of County Grog or retail shops," the petitioners therefore propose "the propriety of your passing a Law (for the County of Duplin (at least)" requiring that retailers of "ardent spirits" obtain licenses and that "every person who obtains a License to sell ardent spirits" should pay a tax, based on the quantity sold.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283002

People Associated with Petition 11283002

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, Miscellaneous Petitions, November 1830--January 1831

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/14/2008 10:00:00 AM