Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283801 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Halifax
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable, the General Assembly of the State of N. Carolina
Filing Date:1838-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Gideon P. Harvey and P. P. Harvey, "old and advanced in years," are desirous "of having the said slaves viz Elizabeth, Preston, Denton, and Mary Emancipated." They represent that they "are fully satisfied and believes that the said slaves ... are entitled and ought to enjoy those privileges from merit and good behavior towards the petitioners," one of whom "has been for many years subject to Colick, Rheumatism & other diseases that is common to the human family." They therefore pray "that your honorable body will pass a Law to emancipate" thirty-seven-year-old Elizabeth, thirty-two-year-old Preston, thirty-year-old Denton, and twenty-year-old Mary.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, 20 October 1838; Notice of Emancipation, 12 October 1838; Affidavit of Gideon P. Harvey, 12 November 1838; Sworn Oath of Mary Williams, 12 November 1838
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11283801

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, November 1838--January 1839
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:2/24/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 8:37:00 AM