Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481927 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Cocke
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1819-September-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Obadiah Going, a free man of color, states that he "is unfortunately a descendant of persons of mixed Blood and altho he believes the number of Generations have passed from his ancestors, to entitle your petitioner under the act of Assembly to the privileges of a citizen," he "is deprived of many of the privileges of a free citizen." Going therefore prays that a law be passed "giving to your petitioner the privileges of a citizen."
Result:Senate: referred to Committee of Propositions and Grievances; considered unreasonable
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimonial, William Garrett, et al., September 1819
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11481927

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 61-1819-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2008 7:35:00 AM