Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283105 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the General Assembly of N. Carolina
Filing Date:1831-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighty-seven residents of Lenoir County seek "to exclude all coloured retailers of Cakes, spirits &c from its limits," except those licensed by the county court. They are convinced that the "free negroes & slaves hiring their time, from the adjoining Counties ... have not only produced serious loss & inconvenience by the temptations which are thus held out to their slaves, to steal lambs, pigs, & poultry to barter with them," but also they firmly aver that said persons "do a far more serious & incalculable injury by the facilities thus afforded for the dissemination of seditious writings & notions," noting that "these black pedlars have it in their power to distribute, without suspicion, in every nook ... in the County, the pamphlets ... as well as communicate verbally the murderous plans of a Nat Turner." The petitioners therefore pray that "your Honourable Body ... will further legislate on this matter."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283105

People Associated with Petition 11283105

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 5:57:00 PM