Petition #11279809


Levi Munden reports that, at their yearly meeting, "the people called Quakers" once again discussed "the Suffering case of the African race of people in this State." Citing existing laws as contrary to "the nature of a republican Government" and believing slavery is "repugnant to the Spirit of Christianity," the petitioners "earnestly entreat you to take this Important Subject into Serious Consideration, and pass an Act whereby the free Citizens of the State, who are Conscientiously Scrupulous of holding mankind in Slavery may legally Emancipate them." They hasten to add that they "do not solicit you for a Law to compel any to liberate their Slaves, but only that reasonable liberty, which is a natural right, may be tolerated."

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