Petition #11279506


Miriam Lowe, the widow of John Lowe, explains that her late husband "became Bail for the appearance of a negro woman who was taken up as a liberated Slave under the Existing Laws of the State and to be tryed." She further relates that "said negro woman Eloped or was Carried out of the County, whereby the Said John Lowe was Subjected to the forfeiture of one Hundred pounds, which sum if exacted from the Estate of said Decd. will reduce your petitioner with four small Children to the utmost distress." The petitioner therefore prays that an act be passed "to remit the aforesaid Judgment in order to relieve the Distresses aforsd."

Result: Granted.

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