Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283104 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:The address & Memorial of the Religious Society of friends to the General assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1831-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jeremiah Hubbard, "on behalf of the yearly Meeting of the Society of friends held at New gardin in Guilford County," applauds the efforts of the colonization society and views said organization "well worthy the continuance and encouragement of the Legislature of this state." Hubbard discloses that the Quakers "as a Religious society own'd many slaves in North Carolina to the number of about twelve hundred they long since have been impres'd with the belief that the good of society in this state would be promoted and their aforesaid slaves essenseally benifitted by ther removal to Liberia or else where beyond the limits of this state." With "annual donations or other pecuniary aid," the Quakers believe that "it would be entirely practicable for the Citizens of the state through you their representatives to effect the intire removal of the free persons of colour from this state in a few years." Hubbard and the Society of Friends "sincerely believe that the peace harmony and good order of society would be greatly promoted & this portion of our population Esenseally benifitted." He therefore submits "the subject to your deliberate consideration."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283104

People Associated with Petition 11283104

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

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/4/2008 5:40:00 PM