Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481504 Details

Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee now in Session
Filing Date:1815-October-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:Matthew Clay seeks payment for the hire of four of his slaves who worked on the Cumberland Turnpike Road. Stating that an agent for the state signed a promissory note for the slaves' hire on 21 September 1814 for more than four hundred dollars, Clay charges that said agent has died and "your memorialist has not received one cent for their services altho [he] holds the note executed from the State by his agent."
Result:Senate: referred to Committee on Claims; House: tabled
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11481504

People Associated with Petition 11481504

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 29-1815-1, 2
  • Microfilm: Reel #5,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2008 3:18:00 PM