Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283407 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Rowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, now sitting
Filing Date:1834-November-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel Macay, a forty-five-year-old slave held by William S. Macay, represents "that it is his anxious wish and desire to become a Free man." He reports that "by means of great exertion and industry he has been able to acquire enough money (without at all neglecting his duty to his master,) to pay for himself." The petitioner therefore prays "that your Honorable body will permit him to be emancipated, according to the wish of his master, and on such terms as your Honorable body will prescribe."
Result:House: referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimonial of Citizens, 5 November 1834; Affidavit of William Macay, 7 November 1834; Affidavit of John Henderson, 8 November 1834; List of Subscribers, ca. 1834
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11283407

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

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:8/16/2008 7:47:00 PM