Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481902 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable, The Legislature of Tennessee
Filing Date:1819-October-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Benjamin Ingram of Lauderdale County, Alabama, represents that he "acts as Guardian for the children of Jesse Westmoreland Decd" and that his wards and their mother have moved from Tennessee and currently live in Alabama. He further reports that the said Westmoreland "left to his said children Seventeen or Eighteen negroes, which by the Laws of this State cannot be removed from it." Ingram therefore prays that "your Honorable body may pass an act allowing said Slaves to be removed" to Alabama where "sd negroes will be of much greater profit to said Children."
Result:referred to Committee of Propositions and Grievances: "Unreasonable"
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11481902

People Associated with Petition 11481902

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 1819-130-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/16/2008 10:48:00 AM