HALIFAX   COUNTY

 

 

A Halifax County Petition

 

 

 

 

Contributor's Note:
I found this Halifax Petition in the Colonial Records of NC as noted below.I was primarily interested in Henry Cavanes who signed it but there were others that may be of use as regards the history of Halifax Co. NC. I don't have the actual Petition date but it appears to have been between 1765 - 1768.
Cordially,
Richard Crotwell

"Halifax Petition"

(The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Raleigh, Daniels. Vol. 7, 1765-1768, pp. 866-7)


This petition reads:

"To his Excellency William Tryon, Esq., Governor of North Carolina,
the members of his Majesties Counsel and the House of Burgesses
Now Mett at Newbern;

"The petition of the Inhabitance of the County of Halifax humbly Sheweth that the grait Scarcity of Money laye under us Very Grait hardshipe In so much as not to be able to Pay Our Taxes which has been the real cause of all the Disturbance that leatly Hapnd. We there for Pray that your Excellency, and other Brances of the Legislative body would take into Your Mature considerations the Deplorable State of the Province and either grant us an Act of Assembly to make more money or an Act to pay our Taxes in Commodityes which would enable us to Chearfully pay as useul; and Your Ptitioners as in duty Bound will ever Pray.

(signed)

Henry Cavanes
Edmund Crossland
Richard Hargrove
and 64 others

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The Following is the same petition with the complete list of names:

Petition from inhabitants of Halifax County concerning the scarcity of currency in North Carolina
Cotes, Henry; Et Al.
1768
Volume 07, Pages 866-867

To his Excellency William Tryon Esqr Govr of North Carolina, the members of his Majesties Counsel and the House of Burgesses Now mett at Newbern

The Petition of the Inhabitance of the County of Halifax humbly Sheweth that the grait Scarcity of Money laye Us Under Very grait hardshipe In so much as not to be able to Pay Our Taxes which has been the Real Cause of all the Disturbance that leatly Hapned We therefore Pray that Your Excellency, And Other Branches of the Legislative body would take into Your Mature Consideratione the Deplorable State of the Province And either grant Us An Act of Assembly to make more money or An Act to pay our Taxes in Commodityes which would Enable Us to Chearfully pay as Useual; And Your Petitioners as in Duty Bound will Ever Pray
Henry Cotes
Solomon Powell
Wm Clemonds
John Brown
Frances Reding
Henry Cavanes
Jas Dier
Michel Meley
Wm Powell Senr
John Powell
John Carpenter
Peter Smith
William Gardner
Thomas Tayler
John Pots
Thomas Pace
James Haywood
George Zollycoffer
James Bloyse
Jonathan Carpenter
Williamson Haile
William Powell
Wm Reding
Aris Stipus Haile
John Blanton Junr
Malchisadeck Order
Jonathan Haile
Robt Carstarphen
Sanders Reding
John Basford
Daniel Crawley
Jos Taler
John Studivan
William Trent
Edmund Irby
John Hargrove
George Powell
Thos Williams
John Jones
John Gray
Israel Parshall
Richard Clayton
George Pace
Thos Taler
William Lovell
John Myrick
Thos Irby
Wm Clark
John Hubbard
Thos Gardner
Ephraim Knight
Absolum Isles
Edwd Luntsford
Jesse Pope
William Hubbard
Jos Garland
Charles Sanders
Reubin Rozar
John Winter
Jno Mills Junr
Henry Robinson
Jos Winter
James Stevens
Wm Guthrie
Edwd Crossland
Wm Humphreys
William Rose
 

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