Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284207 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To his Excellency the Governor of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1842-October-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred and fifty Henderson County residents petition the governor to extend leniency to Rev. Robert Jourdan, "the unfortunate Father" of Benjamin Jourdan. They represent that the said Benjamin was arrested "uppon a Charge of Negro-Stealing" and that Rev. Jourdan, "by the natural Impulse of a Fathers Cimpathy & with a flattering hope that his son would prove himself Clear of the Charge became surety for the appearance of the sd accused, after which he absconded." They report that the said Robert received a $1000-judgment "as a forfeiture uppon the appearance Bond also the further sum of five Hundred Dollars to be Paid to the owner of the Absconded or stolen Negroes." Noting that, "as a Citizen & as a Minister of the Gospel," Robert Jourdan "is no offender but the victim of an offender." They therefore pray "your excellency if Consistent with a sence of duty ..., to Remit the aforesaid forfeiture."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11284207

People Associated with Petition 11284207

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, Petitions, November 1842--January 1843

Processing Information

Record Created:7/23/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2008 8:15:00 AM