Petition #11283202


Manumitted by his master for meritorious service, John Dunn Scott acknowledges that he "purchased his wife & only son." He reports that he "has in consequence of her good behaviour obtained permission to liberate her, but was unable to obtain like permission as respects to the boy on account of his tender years." Scott therefore "beseeches your permission to give freedom to the only child of a parent now far advanced in the Journey of life & who at best can only hope for but a few years and who while a slave scrup[u]lously performed his duty to his master, & who, now a freeman bows with reverence to the laws of this country."

Result: Referred to committee.

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