Petition #11279109


Grace Davis and her eldest son Richard represent that John Davis in 1784 "by certain Instruments of writing did manumit them." They further relate that Grace has "continued to enjoy all the rights of a free Woman" and that Richard "has ever enjoyed the Priviledge of a Freeman," even serving "as an artilleryman in the cause of liberty." Grace, having "borne a number of children all of whom have & do continue to enjoy their freedom," is advised that her manumission "is not perfect more especially as to her Children without an act of Assembly." The petitioners therefore "humbly pray your honorable body to take such measures as in your great wisdom shall think necessary."

Result: "a bill to be brought".

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Citation information

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