Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285005 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, now in Session
Filing Date:1850-December-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety-nine Washington County residents represent "that the selling of Spirituous Liquors to free negroes, has become a great nuisance to us." They purport that "the large portion of them [free negroes] are "idle, & intemperate." They acknowledge that "the laws are now so strict as to prevent the sale of spirituous Liquors to Slaves, but these laws are evaded, by selling it to the free negroes, who are but the tools, in the hands of the Slaves, to procure it." The petitioners therefore pray "that such laws may be passed as ... may correct the evil complained of."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285005

People Associated with Petition 11285005

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:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 12:30:00 PM