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Re: Emancipation Records- Persons Named MINGO
In Response To: Re: Emancipation Records Look-ups in North Carolin ()
King Luten & others to the Court,
State of North Carolina, Chowan County, December Term 1807
To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid
The Petition of KING LUTEN, WILLIAM CLARK, WILLIAM HOSKINS, NATHANIEL HOSKINS ZACHARIAH WEBB, WILLLIAM HALL and REUGEN SYMONS, Humbly Sheweth unto your Worships that two Slaves MINGO & DOLLY, his Wife, the sole property of your Petitioners, have throughout life have always conducted themselves in a faithful, orderly and upright manner, that they have rendered to your petitioners, great & meritorious services, for which your Petitioners are desirous of remunerating them in an exemplary manner, so that it may conduce to the public good as well as gratify their own feelings, believing that by a due reward bestowed on merit, , it may induce other slaves to act in the like exemplary manner -- Your Petitioners therefore pray your Worships to grant an order for the emancipation of the aforesaid Negro Slaves according to the several acts of Assembly in such cases made & provided & your Petitioners in duty bound shall ever pray &c.
To the Court, June Term 1808
State of No. Carolina
State of North Carolina, Franklin County,
To the honourable the Judge of the Superior Court Now Siting for the County aforesaid.
The Petition of JESSE PERSON humbly represents unto your honour that he is the owner of a Negroe man slave by the name of MINGO, formerly the property of CAPT. WILLIAM GREEN late of this County - who is now about Sixty years of age & who has served his late master in such a faithful manner and performed so many good, noble & meritorious acts through the whole time which he belonged to him - that the said GREEN for many years before he was Compeled to part with him - which was in consequence of Pecuneary embarrasments - had determined to set him free.
State of North Carolina, Franklin County
On the Petition of JESSE PERSON Esq. claiming to be the Proprietor of a Certain Negro Man by the Name "MINGO" of the age of Sixty years or thereabouts, late the property of CAPTAIN WM. GREEN, praying that the said Negro Man by name "MINGO" may be emancipated and transferred from the Condition of Bondage to that of a Free Person of Color, upon the grounds of Meritorious Services alledged to have been done and performed by the said MINGO - The Court here taking into consideration the matter of said Petition and the prayer thereof, and after having heard the facts offered in evidence in support of the Meritorious Services alledged by the Petitioner and having duly considered the same doth adjudge & allow that the allegation of Meritorious Services on the part of the said Negro Man "MINGO" are well sustained by the proofs adduced from the hearing of he Petition filed in his behalf; and hat the said Negro Man MINGO be emancipated and set free from all obligations of obedience to the commands of the Petitioner his late Master, and that Hence forth he be transferred to the Condition and priviledges of a free person of Color as established by law, and that he said Negro Man MINGO, be called & Known by the name of MINGO GREEN. This order and allowance is made to depend on the Petitioners entering into the Bond with Security as required by law in Cases of Emancipation.
Jesse Persons Obligation Bond
Know all men by these presents that we JESSE PERSON, JAMES C. JONES, and JOHN PERSON are held and firmly bound unto JOHN D. HAWKINS Esqr. Chairman of the County Court of Franklin and his Successors in office in the Just and full Sum of One hundred Pounds - to which Payment well and truly to be made and done we bind ourselves our heirs Executors Admnrs &c - this 12th day of April in the year of our Lord AD 1822.
Signed Sealed in presence of
PETITION OF ZACHARIAH NICHOLSON & OTHERS
To the Honourable Court of pleas & quarter sessions of Randolp Now seting the petition of your petitioners Humbly Sheweth that having lawfully by a heriditery Right in our posession a negro man Named MINGO PRITCHARD, who hath Behaved himself Becomingly, Honestly and Faithfully which we think Meritorious: therefore the petition of your petitioners is that you may be pleased to Emancipate or manumit the above Said Slave MINGO PRITCHARD, So that he maay be a free man agreeable to Law , and your petitioners as in duty bound Shall Acknowledge &C: &C: this 3d Day of the Eleventh month 1801.
Sent from DAVID SMITH Senr. to JOHN & ARRON SANDERS of Loudon County, Virginia. Was proved by BRYAN SMITH Sr..
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