Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284803 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Pasquotank
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1848-December-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-seven citizens of Pasquotank County assert "in this county there is a large slave population, and the morals of our slaves are corruptible by means of the facilities they have in finding a ready market with Retailers and the ease they find in getting ardent spirits." They complain that the "planters are sufferers to a very great extent from thefts committed by the slaves, which thefts they believe in great degree are brought about by the fact that the slave finds a ready market for his stolen produce in the person of the owners or keepers of said retail shops." The petitioners "beg leave humbly and respectfully to suggest to your Honorable Body the propriety of enacting a law for the County of Pasquotank requiring the Tax to be levied upon all Retailing license granted within said county shall hereafter be the sum of Twenty five dollars."
Result:rejected by committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, ca. 1849
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11284803

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Senate Committee Reports, November 1848--January 1849
  • Box: 6

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2008 12:51:00 PM