Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481702 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Claiborne
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honouable Senate & house of representatives of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1817

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred two 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:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PARs #11481704 through #11481739, #11481904 through #11481925, #11481929, #11482507, #11482508, #11482510 through #11482514, #11482517, #11482518, #11482604,#11483302, #11483322, #11483324, #11483326, #11483506 through #11483526, #11484103
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11481702

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

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 90-1817-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/2/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/15/2008 5:33:00 PM