Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283405 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North-Carolina
Filing Date:1834-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Considering it the duty of government to permit the education of every class of citizen, the Quakers petition the "General Assembly to repeal all those laws, enacted by preceding Legislatures of this State, against the literary instruction of Slaves, making it a finable offence for any to be found teaching them to read." They also request the repeal of a recently enacted law that prohibits "all coloured persons in this State, bond or free, upon the penalty of corporal punishment, from public preaching, exhorting, &c. in their Respective Congregations of Societies." The Quakers purport that if said laws are not repealed "the difficulties and danger they were intended to prevent" will increase.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283405

People Associated with Petition 11283405

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, Miscellaneous Petitions, November 1834--January 1835

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/30/2008 1:31:00 PM