Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284205 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Chowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Senators and Members of the House of Commons of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1842-December-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Molly Horniblow, a seventy-five-year-old free woman of color who was manumitted "in consequence of long, faithful and meritorious services to her owners," asks that her forty-four-year-old son, Marcus Ramsey be freed. She states that she purchased her son and that he is "now and a long time past a Barber in Edenton." She further avows that said Ramsey has always been "honest, industrious and obedient, faithful and attentive to the interest of those who of right have had control of him." Noting that "there is no one to whom her property can descend," the petitioner therefore prays that "you will pass an Act liberating him to remain in the State."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1842; Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 29 December 1842
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11284205

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

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Sessions Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 12:30:00 PM