Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482202 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Tennessee at their Called Session for 1822
Filing Date:1822-July-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:William McClure accuses his wife, Rebecca Smith McClure, of cohabiting and having "sexual & carnal intercourse with a certain negro fellow Slave by name of Taff formerly the slave of your petitioner." McClure discloses that "for six months last past the said Rebecca has been Indulging at all times of the absence of her husband from home with the said negro slave, that she took him to your petitioners house and did so openly." Stating that his wife "has gone to the state of Illinois, hoping her said paramour may abscond & there indulge her wicked & debased desires," the petitioner prays that he be granted a divorce.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Affidavit, James McClure, 16 July 1822
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11482202

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 95-1822-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #8,

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2008 3:32:00 PM