Petition #11279110


"The Petition of the people called Quakers" point out that "Several Acts of the General Assembly now exist in this State prohibiting the freedom of Slaves, which we conceive are Inconsistent with those Truths respecting the Unalienable Rights of Mankind asserted in the Declaration of Independance of the united States of America, and beleiving the Sovereignty of Conscience to be the prerogative of Almighty God." They therefore "ardently Desire that you may please to give your attention to this Important matter, and grant an Act of toleration to such as are, or may be Emancipated, under Such Restrictions as to you, in Wisdom, may appear Just & reasonable."

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