Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482908 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1829

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred thirty-one Smith County residents petition in behalf of Capt. Edward Settles, a veteran of the American Revolution whose slave Daniel was executed in 1825 for committing a rape. The petitioners reveal that said Daniel "was the principal reliance of said Settles for a support and unless he receives some compensation from the State, he will be left destitute in his old age." They therefore "humbly pray that such relief may be granted him by your ... body as may be considered due to a warworn, worthy, destitute old man, whose principal means of support have been taken from him by a State prosecution."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PARs #11482906, #11482907
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11482908

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 18-1829-10,11
  • Microfilm: Reel #11,

Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 3:58:00 PM