Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283101 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:New Hanover
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1831-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred fourteen Wilmington residents assert that an 1830 act imposing a quarantine on ships carrying free persons of color is "more injurious to the commercial and mercantile interests of our Town, than the polluting intercourse of the blacks possibly could be to its political safety." They also argue that a tax on goods not grown or manufactured in the state of North Carolina is "oppressive in its nature and partial in its operation." Petitioners further seek protection from peddlers "whose manners, habits and political notions are essentially different from ours," whereby "a thought has rolled across our minds whether the seeds of discord which has manifested itself throughout our state by feeble attempts at insurrection, may not have been partially disseminated by them."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Finance, 20 December 1831
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11283101

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Senate Committee Reports, November 1831-1832

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/4/2008 5:05:00 PM