Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283302 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1833-November-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph Hostler, a barber in Fayetteville belonging to the estate of David Smith, reports that Smith allowed him "to purchase his own freedom" and that he has "paid to the said Smith & his Executrix ... the full sum of Five hundred Dollars, the sum required of him"; he also states that he has paid $96 "per year for about Four years and a half." The petitioner therefore "prays that he may be emancipated and admitted to the privileges of free men of Colour in this state."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Report of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1833; Bill of Emancipation for Joseph Hostler a slave, n.d.; Receipt of Sophia L. Smith, Executrix, 1832; Testimonial of Citizens of Fayetteville, 6 November 1833
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 11283302

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

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

Processing Information

Record Created:3/31/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/21/2008 5:51:00 PM