Petition #11284002


Thirty-six residents of Robeson County believe they are "cursed with a free colored population that migrated originally from the districts round about the Roanoke & the Neuse rivers." They describe said population as "generally indolent, roguish, improvident and dissipated" and "are under no restraint but what the law imposes." The residents further declare that "they are great topers & so long as they can procure the exhilarating draught seem to forget entirely the comfort of thier families." The petitioners therefore "think that a law restricting them in the sale of [ardent spirits] would benefit them & the community at large."

Result: Rejected.

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