Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285008 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Cumberland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honerable, the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1850-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sophia Smith, Eliza Matthews, and C. J. Williams, "having an interest or being owners of a colored man named Lewis Williams aged about sixty five years," are "anxious and desirous that the said Lewis Williams should be emancipated." The petitioners believe that the "old and faithful servant" is entitled to his freedom. They further "recommend him to be a man of unblemished character, honest and industrious, and in every respect a suitable person for emancipation." The petitioners therefore pray “that the General Assembly may look favorably on his case, and enfranchise the said Lewis as we have no doubt he will make an upright and good citizen.”
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:See PAR #11285009
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11285008

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:3
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions, November 1850--January 1851
  • Box: 8

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 1:50:00 PM