Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11283807 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the General Assembly of N Carolina (CARDWELL, Richard P.)
Filing Date:1838-December-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-two citizens of Rockingham County seek compensation for Abner Webster, the owner of three slaves who were "convicted of the murder of Wm G. Comer which said Negroes were executed." They argue that "when the publick good requires the property of any Individual it is justice that the publick Should pay to such individuals a fair price for the property so used by the publick." They therefore pray that a law be passed "that the owner of slaves shall receive pay for such slaves as may be executed." The petitioners point out that it was Webster himself who "used every exertion after the murder had been commited to arest and bring his said negroes to justice and that without his aid so nobly manifested it would have bin difficult to have arested them the said negroes and as such we your petitioners respectfully request your body to remunerate him."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11283807

People Associated with Petition 11283807

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 4:37:00 PM