Petition #11281603


The executors of the will of the late Reese Price represent that the said Price "Bequeathed the Moneys arising from the annual Labour of three Negro men to the use & benefit of the Presbyterian Church." They recount, however, that they have had "great Difficulty in Conforming with that particular Clause of Sd. Will" as they "Consider that those Slaves are placed in very Disagreeable Circumstances By Changing their Masters annually." John and Elijah Harris therefore pray that a law be passed authorising them "to sell Said Slaves putting the neat proceeds to intrest & Disposing of Sd Intrest to the use of the church agreeable to the Will of the testator Making a parmanent fund of the principle," thereby releasing them "from the arduous task of Hiring Sd. Slaves at Publick Auction."

Result: Rejected.

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