Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481502 Details

Salutation:To the honourable the Senate, & House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1815-October-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-three petitioners argue that slave owners should be permitted to free their slaves on "terms which will not involve them, nor their estates, for their maintenance." They further propose the propriety of passing a law that would declare that "all the descendants of slaves, which may be born after the passing of the law, shall be free at some age which your honourable body ... may agree upon." The petitioners also purport the importance of teaching said term slaves "some occupation by which they may get an honest living; and teach them at least to read the holy scriptures; & give them reasonable previlege of attending meetings for divine worship."
Result:referred to select committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11481502

People Associated with Petition 11481502

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 77-1815-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #5,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2008 2:58:00 PM