Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481734 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Knox
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislature of the State of Tennessee now in Session at Knoxville
Filing Date:circa 1817

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety-five residents of Knoxville are deeply concerned about the "inconsistency of Slavery with republican principles and the natural rights of man." They therefore "lay before you their Sentiments on the Same interesting subject.” They propose that slaves be prevented from entering the state; that slaveholders be permitted to free their slaves by wills without putting up a security bond, while slave traders and others be prohibited from selling family members away from one another; and that "the removal of people of colour, as they become free from our own to a distant continent would be productive of great advantage to the colonists, as well as to the United States."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PARs #11481702, #11481704 through #11481733, #11481735 through #11481739, #11481904 through #11481925, #11481929, #11482507, #11482508, #11482510 through #11482518, #11482604, #11483302, #11483322, #11483324, #11483326, #11483506 through #11483526, #11484103
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11481734

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 90-1817-54a,55b
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/16/2008 8:52:00 AM