Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284004 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Buncombe
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the members of the honorable General Assembly of North Carolina in Raleigh now sitting
Filing Date:1840-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-one residents in the Spring Creek community in Buncombe County feel "deeply concerned for a Certain Cullard man named William B Hammons who we believe if he was tolerated to speak in Publick would be a means of doing much good." They purport that said Hammons "keeps company with no negroes all his association is with white people and no person that knows him doubts his sincerity as a religious Carracter." The petitioners therefore pray that Hammons "may have liberty to pray, exhort, or Preach amongst in Publick."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:James Askew to Montevill Patton, ca. 1840; Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1840
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11284004

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, House Committee Reports, 1840-1841
  • Box: 5

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 7:49:00 AM