Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482110 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Carter
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble Senate & House of Representatives, of the State of Tennessee in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1821-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Humphreys represents that she and her husband Jesse "have amassed a considerable property, consisting of farms, mill & stock of Negro's as well as the stock usually belonging to those engaged in Agricultural persuits." She laments, however, that "about four Years ago said Jesse, was seized with a melancholy state of mind, & began to neglect managing his affairs"; his condition is such that "she has caused him to be restrained from going thro the neighbourhood." The petitioner also fears that Jesse's relatives "are Hungry expectants of enjoying a share of his estate not contented to wait their Brothers decease." She therefore "prays Your Honorable body to pass a Law, appointing Your Petitioner Guardian of afsd Jesse, untill he is restored to his sences, or as long as the same may be necessary."
Result:referred to Committee of Propositions and Grievances: "Reasonable"
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, 18 September 1821
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11482110

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

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 129-1821-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #7,

Processing Information

Record Created:3/2/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2008 8:52:00 AM