Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482302 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1823-August-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixty-four-year-old Mary Humphreys, wife of sixty-five-year-old Jesse Humphreys, reports that "by an act of the last session of the Assembly she was appointed Guardian of her said husband," who was deemed incapable of managing his estate. Fearful that his husband’s relatives will attempt to gain possession of his property, the petitioner prays that she "may be shielded against the efforts of his Brothers to wrest it out of her hands, and that she may be permitted to contract bargains relative to the management of it as if she was a feme sole." Humphreys notes that “her husband is possessed of four very aged Negroes, which ... should be kept on their farm and not sold or be subjected to be sold to their great injury -- as your petitioner’s husband has had their labours in early life.”
Result:referred to Committee of Propositions and Grievances: "Reasonable"
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11482110; Certificate, Samuel Green, et al., 1823
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11482302

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 69-1823-1-2A-
  • Microfilm: Reel #8,

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/15/2008 10:26:00 AM