Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034706
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038346 | DOI:

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The superior court of the district of Edenton, in November 1778, heard on appeal the case of the blacks manumitted by North Carolina Quakers and reversed the order of the Pasquotank and Perquimans county courts that the blacks be sold and re-enslaved. It orders to “remove all the orders and proceedings of the court of the said county relating to the sale and enslaving.” The verdict expressed county court's decision a “violation of the constitution of this state, and contrary to natural justice, and that there are manifest errors and irregularities in the said proceedings.”

Keywords: superior court; North Carolina Quakers; Pasquotank; Perquimans; county courts; blacks; re-enslavement

Chapter.  1287 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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