Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283605 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Members of the General Assembly
Filing Date:1836-December-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-two residents of Fayetteville oppose the proposed changes to the Town Charter which would prohibit the suffrage of free persons of color. They assert that many free persons of color own property and pay taxes and are therefore entitled to vote for their representatives. Stating that they "can see no necessity for any changes in the charter of their Town," they do admit that "they can see no good growing out of" and that "they believe it to be fraught with Tyranny and injustice." The petitioners therefore "pray that no alteration may be made in the Charter of said Town."
Result:Senate: tabled
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Private Bills, ca. 1836; see PAR #11283602
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11283605

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, Senate Committee Reports, November 1836--January 1837

Processing Information

Record Created:3/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/8/2008 8:43:00 PM