Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285003 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To the General Assembly of North Carolina]
Filing Date:1850-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred seventy-six citizens of Beaufort County complain that the "White Mechanics of our State are laboring under a serious injury, inflicted upon them by the competition they experience from negro mechanics." They believe that this is "not only an injury to them, but to every portion of the community, because it places a check against the advancement of Agriculture, and forbids genius and talent from entering its employment on account of degradation it may experience, by being brought down side by side with negro labor." They further declare that "the free negro population ... has increased to an alarming extent." The petitioners therefore pray "the General Assembly to pass an act, laying a tax upon free negroes which shall be applied for the purpose of colonizing them in Liberia, and if necessary, an additional sum from the State Treasury."
Result:referred of committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285003

People Associated with Petition 11285003

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:10/29/2008 9:34:00 AM