Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21279808 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Chowan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the worshipful Justices of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:1798-September

General Petition Information

Abstract:A number of years ago, Dick Dingley, then a slave, entered into an agreement with Ichabod Jordan. According to the terms of the agreement, Jordan would purchase Dingley from his previous owner, James Leggett, and emancipate him upon reimbursement of the purchase price by Dingley. Dingley charges that Jordan did purchase him from Legett, was reimbursed for the purchase price, and effected the emancipation. This happened more than three years ago. However, Jordan is now reneging on the deal. According to Dingley, Jordan has obtained the bill of sale from Legett and "sets up a Claim, to your petitioner as a slave, and so harasses and disturbs him, that he cannot with safety pursue his lawful business." He asks the court to confirm his freedom.
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# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #21279809, #21279810
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21279808

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the County Court, Miscellaneous Slave Records 1730-1866
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/29/1997
Record Final Edited:6/4/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/30/2006 9:11:00 AM