Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11284807 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina:
Filing Date:circa 1848

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-two "citizens and mechanics of the town of Fayetteville" complain about the "consequence of the competition of free negro mechanics." They therefore pray that a law be passed "requiring every free negro in the State, to register his or her name, and the names of their children, in the county clerk's office, every year, under heavy penalties; and that besides the poll tax, a capitation tax be levied, for the purpose of aiding to emigrate to Liberia, such free negroes as are willing to go." The petitioners also request "your honorable body not to pass any more special acts emancipating slaves; and also to take into serious consideration the propriety of furnishing aid from the State treasury, to such free negroes as desire to emigrate to Liberia, or some other country, and have not the means to do so." In closing, they "suggest to your honorable body the propriety of levying a separate tax on all investments in merchandise the manufacture of such non-slaveholding States as refuse to comply with the provisions of the fugitive slave law."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11284807

People Associated with Petition 11284807

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

Processing Information

Record Created:10/11/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/14/2008 12:18:00 PM