Petition #11280805


Blackwell McAlester states that "he was manumitted & set free by his former owner for meritorious services" and "that by his own honest Industry He raised a sufficient Sum of money to purchase his Grandson." Noting that the child "is too young to have rendered meretorious services to his master," the petitioner "therefore humbly requests your honorable Body to grant to an old Man the Freedom of his Grand Child by passing a Law emancipating him by the name of Joseph Blackwell."

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