Petition #11285408


The joint owners of Dolly, age about fifty, and Caroline, age about twelve, seek to free the two slaves in accordance with the wishes of Dr. Hiram Robinson, who sold said slaves to the petitioners. They point out that the said bill of sale "expressed upon its face that your Petitioners should hold the said slaves as tenants in Common until they were lawfully emancipated or conveyed to some free state or territory -- thereby conveying the impression to the purchasers, your Petitioners, that he, the former owner, desired their future emancipation." They therefore pray, "in consideration of the uniformly good character of the said Dolly & her daughter Caroline," that an act be passed emancipating said slaves.

Result: Referred to committee on private bills.

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