Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283602 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To the Honorable General Assembly of North Carolina]
Filing Date:1836-December-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety citizens of Fayetteville seek the passage of a law prohibiting free blacks from voting in town elections. Although an amendment to the state constitution excludes their casting ballots in state elections, "that by Laws relating to the Town of Fayetteville they are entitled to and do exercise that right in the municipal elections of this Town." The petitioners assert that, "with a few exceptions," free persons of color are "totally unfitted either by intent or by property to exercise such a right," yet they "compose quite a large class here."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11283108
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11283602

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, November 1836 --January 1837

Processing Information

Record Created:3/31/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/8/2008 7:50:00 PM