Petition #11283801


Gideon P. Harvey and P. P. Harvey, "old and advanced in years," are desirous "of having the said slaves viz Elizabeth, Preston, Denton, and Mary Emancipated." They represent that they "are fully satisfied and believes that the said slaves ... are entitled and ought to enjoy those privileges from merit and good behavior towards the petitioners," one of whom "has been for many years subject to Colick, Rheumatism & other diseases that is common to the human family." They therefore pray "that your honorable body will pass a Law to emancipate" thirty-seven-year-old Elizabeth, thirty-two-year-old Preston, thirty-year-old Denton, and twenty-year-old Mary.

Result: Referred to committee.

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