Petition #11279003


Three petitioners, speaking "in behalf of the Inhabitants of Perquimans County," complain that "great numbers of free Negroes have been taken up in the County and sold and the monies arising from such Sales have been paid into the Treasury." The petitioners "humbly pray that you will pass a Law authorizing the Sheriff to pay to the Wardens of the Poor of this County such a sum of money arising from the Sales of such liberated negroes for the purpose of building a House for the reception of the poor." The attached Committee report notes that "a number of the People call'd Quakers who reside in County of Perquimans have at sundry times liberated their slaves, and that many of the said slaves have been seized and sold."

Result: Rejected.

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