Petition #11285805


Ninety-three residents of Asheville represent that they, "having seen the manifold evils induced by the free negro population in our midst, not only upon our slaves, but upon society at large, are firmly convinced that something should be done to allenate at least if not entirely remove the injuries occasioned by them." They therefore heartily support the bill "recently introduced into our Legislature" that permits "free persons of African descent to select their own masters & become slaves."

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