Petition #11280007


Seventy-eight-year-old Joseph Rogers laments that he "has for many years past laboured upon a Complication of diseases, and for the Preservation of his life, has been Obliged to have both his legs amputated above the knees," whereupon he is "entirely incapacitated from following any Kind of business whatsoever." Rogers reports that his "Taxable property" consists of two elderly slaves, "Both of whom are rather a Burthen and incumbrance than a benefit to him," three female slaves, four slave children, and "390 acres of land of an inferior Quality." The petitioner therefore prays a law or resolve be passed to "exempt him from the Payment of Public Taxes during the remainder of his life."

Result: Senate: referred; house: referred.

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