Petition #11283605


Seventy-two residents of Fayetteville oppose the proposed changes to the Town Charter which would prohibit the suffrage of free persons of color. They assert that many free persons of color own property and pay taxes and are therefore entitled to vote for their representatives. Stating that they "can see no necessity for any changes in the charter of their Town," they do admit that "they can see no good growing out of" and that "they believe it to be fraught with Tyranny and injustice." The petitioners therefore "pray that no alteration may be made in the Charter of said Town."

Result: Senate: tabled.

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