Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483110 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble, The Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, Now in Session
Filing Date:circa 1831

General Petition Information

Abstract:Austin Gresham, administrator of the estate of Henry A. Burge and the husband of Burge's widow, asks to sell an eleven-year-old slave named Nathan. Grisham declares that "for three or four years back, this boy, Nathan, has been in the constant habit of running away: that he has employed all the means he could, himself, devise, to prevent it; that he has obtained the aid of other experienced persons to the same object, but has failed in every expedient" and that "the habit is increasing." Gresham therefore prays "that you would pass a law directing him the sd negro boy Nathan to be sold."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Testimony of James Dozier, 21 November 1831; Testimony of James Condon, November 1831
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11483110

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 18-1831-1-3
  • Microfilm: Reel #11,

Processing Information

Record Created:7/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/25/2009 2:37:00 PM