Petition #11279107


John Housman laments the loss of his slave Sampson, who was hanged for various felonies, including robbery and assault. Housman claims that he was entirely ignorant of his slave's behavior and did not know that Sampson had bludgeoned a white man with a hatchet head. Housman, now "far advanced in life" and the head of a large family, asks for relief.

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