Some evil-disposed person sold him.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Pasquotank County } Decem’r Term 1793
To the Worshipful the County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Pasquotank aforesaid.
The petition of Jeremiah Alias Jeremiah Burges Sheweth
That he was Born of the Body of Nancy Alias Nancy Burges a Free Woman of Colour late of the said County of Pasquotank that some evil disposed person during the Infancy of your Petitioner sold him as he hath been informed to Edward Everigain late of the said County of Pasquotank Esquire deceased as a Slave in who Service he has since remained and that David George administrator of the said Edward Everigain since his death continues to hold your Petitioner in Slavery all which Actings & doings are contrary to the Law of Land & of Equity & good conscience In tender consideration whereof may it please your worships to grant to your Pet’r a Writ or Writs or Subp. Commanding the said David George adm. as aforesaid to appear & answer & to grant to your Pet’r such other & further relief as under the Act of Assembly in such case made & provided & in Equity he is entitled to receive & your Pet’t as in duty bound shall ever pray &c /s/ Will Blair Atty
Records of Slaves and Free People of Color, Pasquotank County Records, North Carolina State Archives.