Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285201 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Wayne
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Members Comprising both houses of the Legislature for the State of North Carolina 1852
Filing Date:1852-December-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Five residents of Wayne County join Hilary Croom, "who was born of a woman of respectable parentage though his father was reputed to have been a slave of Colour," in requesting that Croom's three children "be free at their arriving to the age of twenty one years" and that they all be allowed to remain in the state. The white petitioners boast that Croom, alias Coor, "is one of the best blacksmiths we have" and that he "sustains a fair industrious character." They further report that he was previously expelled from the state of Alabama and that now he faces yet another law requiring him to emigrate from his home state or pay a heavy fine. The petitioners therefore pray that "Hilary Croom be suffered to remain with us."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285201

People Associated with Petition 11285201

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:6
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2008 5:00:00 PM