Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21281205 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Craven
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable John L. Taylor; Chief Justice of the State of North Carolina (TAYLOR, John L.)
Filing Date:1812-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Simon Simons, a free man of color, made a labor contract with Moxey Drigers, also a free man of color, to cut and haul wood to market in New Bern. Simons, Simons's son, and Drigers then cut ten cords of wood, hauled them to the landing, loaded them on a flatboat, and transported them to the city. Later, Simons charges that Drigers failed to cut his share, unjustly charged him for work he did not perform. In addition, Simons claims that he was unfairly charged for boarding at Drigers's house while he was courting Drigers's mother-in-law. All these "proceedings herein recited are oppressive & unjust," Simons asserts, and he seeks relief.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 21281205

People Associated with Petition 21281205

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the County Court, Civil Actions Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color 1788-1860

Processing Information

Record Created:6/24/1997
Record Final Edited:6/15/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2006 2:41:00 PM