Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11480301 Details

State:Tennessee
Salutation:To the Senate & House of Representatives, of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1803-September-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred forty-eight petitioners request that Gasper Lott, a free man of color, be permitted to prove his accounts. They aver that Lott is a man "of great industry and Honesty," who "by his exertions has accumulated considerable property." The petitioners argue, however, that "by the Laws as they now are he is deprived of the privilege of proving his accounts, which tends to deprive him of the common benefits of a Citizen."
Result:referred to Committee of Propositions and Grievances
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11480301

People Associated with Petition 11480301

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 35-1-1803-1-2
  • Microfilm: Reel #2,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2008 10:54:00 AM