Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284801 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina (, )
Filing Date:1848-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Amey Moore and "sundry other citizens of the county of Franklin" ask that David Moore, "a man of colour," be emancipated. They report that Amey sold the slave to Alexander McKnight for "the sum of one thousand dollars paid by the said Alexander McKinley, but which was in fact paid by the said David Moore with a view to the purchase of freedom." Having saved the life of the said Amey, the petitioners are "fully persuaded that David Moore is all respects a proper object for the favorable consideration of your honorable body.” They therefore pray "you to confer on him (one of the highest gifts you have to bestow) his freedom."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Testimonials of Citizens, October 1848
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11284801

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 1848--January 1849
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/16/2008 5:42:00 PM