Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284602 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Wake
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1846-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Malone, a fifty-six-year-old free black man living in Raleigh, "is anxious to emancipate and set free from Slavery his said wife & son Edmund before he dies." Malone represents that, "by hard work and close economy," he "has been able to lay by a little money and property and though a free negro he has done this without exciting the suspicion of white gentlemen against his honesty, but so that he may appeal to the whole community in favour of his claims to a good reputation." He further states that he applied "a part of his earnings ... to the purchase of his wife Cherry and more recently to the purchase of their son Edmond." The petitioner therefore "earnestly beseeches the General Assembly of North Carolina to set free his wife Cherry and Son Edmund by the respective names of Cherry Malone and Edmond Malone" and that they be allowed to remain in the state.
Result:committee favorable; laid on table
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimonial of Will A. Graham, 22 November 1846; Testimonial of Will H. Haywood Jr., et al., 18 November 1846; Notice of Petition for Emancipation of Cherry and Edmund Malone in Raleigh Register and Star, 26 August 1846; Grand Jury Report, November 1846; Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1846
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 11284602

Slaves:2
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, Session Records, Senate Committee Reports, November 1846--January 1847

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2008 2:34:00 PM