Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283004 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now in Session
Filing Date:circa 1830

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-eight "Sundry Inhabitants of the Counties of Sampson Bladen New Hanover and Duplin" complain that "our Slaves are become Almost Uncontrolable they go and come when and where they please and if an Attempt is made to correct them they fly to the Woods and there Continue for months and years commiting grievous depredations on Our Cattle hogs and Sheep and many other things." They therefore pray that the existing patrols be better organized and that said patrols be granted "the priviledge of Shooting and destroying all Runaway Slaves who may Refuse to Submit to Said authority." They also ask that slaveholders list "all the dogs their Negroes are allowed to Raise [or] Keep" so as to "pay a tax of five dollars on Each dog so given.” The petitioners aver that the dogs kept by slaves "do great Injury to our Stocks and if we kill there dogs they will then kill our dogs our horses or Our Cows."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283004

People Associated with Petition 11283004

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:8/15/2008 4:36:00 PM