Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283806 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1838-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty citizens of Edgecombe County oppose the petition of the executor of the late Godwin Cotten to emancipate a slave named Ely, who was "a turbulent and what may be termed a bad Negro" prior to his sale by Drewry King of Halifax County, Virginia, to the said Cotten. The petitioners therefore "pray your Honorable Body not to Liberate the said Ely only on condition that he be sent out of the State."
Result:House: referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283806

People Associated with Petition 11283806

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

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 4:13:00 PM