Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482001 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Grainger
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of The state of Tennessee now in session
Filing Date:1820-June-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Claborn Gowen complains that "he is one of those unfortunate people of Colour, which the laws of this state prohibit from proveing their book [accounts] against a white man by their own oath." He further asserts that "he has been defrauded out of some of his hard earnt honest debts, for the want of this priveledge." He therefore prays that he be granted "the previledge of white men, to prove his [accounts] by his own oath."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Testimonial, William How[ell], et al., 5 June 1820
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11482001

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 12-1820
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:8/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2008 8:18:00 AM