Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284806 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Bertie
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the members of the Genl Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1848-November-28
Ending Date:1849-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nineteen residents of Bertie County seek compensation for Andrew Northcoatt, whose slave was attacked and killed by two other slaves. They assert that the sheriff of Bertie County retained a security bond of $250 on said slaves Hany and Isaac when they failed to appear in court. The petitioners therefore "pray your Honorable body to pay the Two hundred & fifty dollars (collected by the Sheriff of Bertie as aforesaid) to the said Andrew Northcoatt to indemnify him for the loss he has sustained in the death of his negro man under the circumstances as aforesaid."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 19 January 1849
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11284806

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, House Committee, November 1848--January 1849
  • Box: 5

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 10:47:00 AM