Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283301 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Lenoir
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable, the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1833-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Gatsey Stevenson laments that her husband Silas is "unfortunately addicted to habits of intemperance" and that his "fits of intoxication" forced her to "quit his society" and to take "shelter under the roof of her father." Gatsey further confesses that the said Silas "took into his house a profligate woman ... & is now living in adulterous intercourse." She reveals that said woman "by some device has procured title" to her husband's plantation and she has thus been "cast upon the world utterly destitute." Gatsey therefore prays "that a law may be passed ... securing to her such property as she may hereafter acquire."
Result:committee: "provided for" by 1828 act
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1833; Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1833
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11283301

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, House Committee Reports, Divorce, November 1833--January 1834
  • Box: 5

Processing Information

Record Created:3/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/21/2008 5:41:00 PM