Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284002 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of No C
Filing Date:1840-December-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-six residents of Robeson County believe they are "cursed with a free colored population that migrated originally from the districts round about the Roanoke & the Neuse rivers." They describe said population as "generally indolent, roguish, improvident and dissipated" and "are under no restraint but what the law imposes." The residents further declare that "they are great topers & so long as they can procure the exhilarating draught seem to forget entirely the comfort of thier families." The petitioners therefore "think that a law restricting them in the sale of [ardent spirits] would benefit them & the community at large."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 9 January 1841
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11284002

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 1840--January 1841
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:3/31/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 1:29:00 PM