Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284603 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Craven
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1846-December-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Five residents of Craven County ask the legislature to revamp the civil and criminal court system. They assert that there is "a large number of free negroes in our County and a floating population of irresponsible white people who are introduced into our county by the exigencies of our commerce and the attraction of a large seaport town, and who necessarily become the fruitful sources of crimes and misdemeanors." Averring that "these offenders monopolize our Superior Courts and fill our jails," the petitioners surmise that the county needs another superior court, an extension of the sessions in the current court, or the establishment of a new criminal court.
Result:referred to judiciary committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11284603

People Associated with Petition 11284603

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:5
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, November 1846--January 1847

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2008 2:45:00 PM