Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11480601 Details

Salutation:To the Honble the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1806-August-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Gideon Blackburn represents that "divine providence has blessed a Negro man named Jack now the property of your petitioner with uncommon talents a philanthropic disposition and a serious mind" and that said Jack "hath acquired a tolerably good education by which he may be qualifyed in moralizing and Christianizing his unfortunate black brethren." Being "desirous that he may be liberated from slavery," Blackburn prays "that a law be passed for his emancipation and that he may in future be Known by the name of John Gloucester."
Result:referred to Committee of Propositions and Grievances
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11480601

People Associated with Petition 11480601

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 18-1-1806-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #3,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2008 11:28:00 AM