Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283804 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Wake
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1838

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles Dewey seeks to emancipate Tom Mitchell, a twenty-six-year-old enslaved carpenter. Dewey represents that said "Tom is a man of very good character, of quiet & orderly behavior & very humble & respectful in his deportment towards white people." He therefore prays that "he may be liberated & made a free man & known & called as such by the name Tom Mitchell."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1838
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11283804

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:5
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 8:27:00 AM