Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285101 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Honourable Assembly of the State of north, Carolina
Filing Date:1851-January-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fourteen free people of color ask the General Assembly to petition Congress for land in the "western Territory" for the establishment of a colony for free blacks. Considering "themselves Americans-- knowing no other clime nor soil" makes it difficult for them to seek a separation, but "your petitioners are well aware of the importance of this petition." They point out that many of them "are the off springs of those who yielded their all in the Revolutionary struggle but the blessings of which from political policy are withheld from them." They therefore are compelled "in the spirit of peace to ask for a separation in the name and meaning of a Colony."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285101

People Associated with Petition 11285101

Free Persons of Color:14
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 2:27:00 PM