Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481305 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1813-October-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighty petitioners complain "that many of the good Citizens of this State labour under great inconvenience and disadvantage from the numerous Tipling Shops erected on the high way and in our Towns by free Negroes and other." They argue that "our Servants cannot with safety be sent on Our Ordinary business owing to the trafic and intoxication encourag'd and carried on, at those Links of Corruption." In addition, the petitioners purport that "our holy Sabbath days are regularly violated and profaned by the numerous crowd of Slaves collected for the purpose of drinking and bartering for Whiskey, the stolen property of their Owners and others." They therefore pray that this subject be taken "under your wise consideration, and make such provision to remedy the evil as you in your wisdom may deem proper."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11481305

People Associated with Petition 11481305

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 15-3-1813-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #4,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2008 2:42:00 PM