Petition #11278703


William Parham relates that he and his father journeyed to the residence of a certain Widow Cox in Halifax County for the purpose of retrieving a slave in which his father had "an indubitable right to." The petitioner states that his father took the slave into his possession, whereby he was charged with trespass and, for which offence, the petitioner posted a two-hundred-pound bond. Parham states that he believed there was "no absolute necessity for his appearance at said court" and that he forfeited said bond when he failed to appear. "Being a poor man with a large increasing family," the petitioner prays for relief.

Result: Denied.

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