Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283803 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1838-November-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Christopher Vickrey represents that in 1824 "a free coloured boy was by the Said Court, bound to your memorialist." He further states that he was "under the belief" that said twelve-year-old "was taxable" whereby he "returned him on his list of taxables"; Vickrey annually listed and paid "a poll tax for the Said boy up to the year 1837." Having learned that he "was not required by the Laws of this State to list and pay poll tax for the Said boy during his term of Service or aprenticeship," the petitioner prays that he be reimbursed "the Sum of eight dollars which he had thus improperly paid as poll tax." The committee to which Vickrey's petition was referred denied said petition and noted that "if he paid the tax as set forth in his declaration only twenty cents each year amounting to one Dollar & Eighty cents was received in the Treasury of the State."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Claims, 29 November 1838
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11283803

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, Senate Committee Reports, November 1838--January 1839

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/6/2008 3:27:00 PM