Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285001 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Members of the Senate and House of Commons
Filing Date:1850-December-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-seven Duplin County residents insist "that we should exert every effort in our power to establish and preserve tranquility and decorum among our slaves,” and they are “fully convinced of the fact that the residence of free persons of color in their vicinity has a tendency to foster a spirit of discontent in their midst." They therefore pray "that the Legislature may devise some means by which their removal may be effected." The petitioners suggest a suitable appropriation be authorized "to transport these said free persons of Colour to Liberia, and that all of them be compeled to go except those who prefer to be sold and become slaves." They further "suggest that it be left to their own option either to be transported or remain among us and be sold into slavery."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285001

People Associated with Petition 11285001

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

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/19/2008 1:02:00 PM