Petition #11282709


Ransom Cassel, currently "in very indigent circumstances," seeks compensation for a runaway slave named Austin, who was killed in an attempt to apprehend said slave in 1813 or 1814. Cassel avers that he would have petitioned the legislature sooner had he known that a section of the 1741 law dealing with such cases had been repealed prior to Austin's death. The petitioner therefore prays "your Honorable body to make him a suitable allowance for the said slave according to the valuation affixed by the County Court."

Result: Rejected.

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