Petition #11282801


Fifteen members of a Craven County grand jury join twenty other county residents in representing that a "great inconvenience and injury arise to them and others from the constant and growing practice of persons of colour hunting with dogs and guns." The petitioners argue that said free blacks, "under the pretext of seeking game," commit numerous "depredations upon the farms, by killing stock of every description." They therefore ask that the existing laws prohibiting slaves from hunting be amended to include "all persons of colour," not just slaves.

Result: Referred to committee.

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