Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283305 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honorable The General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1833-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ned Hyman, the former slave of the late Samuel Hyman, represents that "by his faithfulness and extraordinary attention to his masters business and interest secured his esteem and favor and obtained his sincere wishes that your petitioner should be freed." Hyman recounts, however, that "the nearest your petitioner has been able to approach an end so disirable to his decd master is, to have had the title to your petitioner vested in your petitioners wife," Elizabeth Hagans, a free woman of color. The petitioner avers that he "has had the good fortune to accumulate an estate worth from five to six thousand dollars; consisting of Lands chiefly Live stock negroes and money the right & title to all which except the money is vested" in his wife Elizabeth. The father of three children, Hyman "together with his wife Elizabeth" therefore pray that an act be passed "for his benefit and relief."
Result:House: referred to committee; decree
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Copy of Court Order, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, October Term 1833; Testimonial of Ann G. Hyman, et al., ca. 1833; see PAR #11283306
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11283305

Free Persons of Color:4
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/4/2008 4:42:00 PM