An act to emancipate Samuel Macky.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

An Act to emancipate Samuel Macky, a slave

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Samuel Macky, a slave, the property of John S. Pearson, of Cumberland county, be, and he is hereby, with the consent and at the request of the said owner, emancipated and set free; and by the name of Samuel Macky, shall hereafter possess and exercise all the rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other free persons of color in this State : Provided nevertheless, That before said slave shall be emancipated, his said master shall give bond and good security to the Governor and his successors in office, in the court of Cumberland county, in the sum of five hundred dollars, that the said slave shall honestly and correctly demean himself as long as he shall remain in the State, and shall not become a parish charge; which bond may be sued upon, in the name of the Governor for the time being, to the use of the parish, and of any person injured by the malconduct of such said slave. [Ratified 7th of January, 1847]

Chapter CLX, Public and Private Laws of North Carolina Passed by the General Assembly 1846-47, North Carolina State Library.