Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482504 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Rutherford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the general Assembly of the State of Tennessee now in Session
Filing Date:circa 1825

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-two residents represent that "a large group of free negroes reside in one settlement in Said county" and that "it is believed that They control company elections where they vote." They also argue that the free blacks are "rude and insolent in their behaviour and in every respect are hurtful to Society and especially to the rising generation." The petitioners therefore "think it a grievance for them to remain amongst us, and wish your honorable body in your wisdom to relieve us in any way that you may deem proper."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11482504

People Associated with Petition 11482504

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 145-1825-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #9,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/15/2008 6:01:00 PM