Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481928 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1819

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-seven citizens ask the legislature "to destroy the unjust advantage which hawkers and pedlars now, by law, enjoy over the merchants of the state." They point out that the merchant, "in addition to the state and county tax, paid for the priviledges of selling goods, contributes to the revenues of the state, by the tax assessed upon his person, his lands and negroes." They therefore pray "that you would be pleased to levy a tax upon pedlars and hawkers equal, at least, to that now paid by merchants."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11481928

People Associated with Petition 11481928

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 90-1819-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2008 7:42:00 AM