Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285206 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1852-November-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-one Sampson County residents condemn free blacks as a "perfect Nuisance, to civilized Society." They decry that "the free Negroes, and mulatoes living amongst us ... hold themselves a grade above the slave population and attempt in divers ways to equalize themselves with the white population." They further charge that said "course of procedures, and their communications with the slave population, renders them (the slaves) disposed to be disobedient and turbulent." The petitioners therefore propose that the legislature pass "such caustic laws as to compel them to emigrate, or by rasing a fund by taxing them, to be appropriated to their collonization in Africa, or by petition to the general Government for a location for them in the far West."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 6 December 1852
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11285206

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, House Committee Reports, October--December 1852
  • Box: 7

Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 8:55:00 AM