Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483206 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1832-September-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Humphreys requests that "a Family of yellow Slaves" be emancipated in accordance with the wishes of her late husband's last will and testament. She recounts that her husband Jesse "had raised up from their Infancy" the three children of Lucy and that the family had attended him for over ten years "most affectionately" in while in his "afflicted situation” and that they have run the farm and dairy with "Judgement and Economy" when, due to old age and infirmities, she has not been "able to help herself." The petitioner therefore prays "your Honorable body in your wisdom to pass a Law allowing said slaves ... at the death of your memorialist to be Emancipated." Humphreys also requests that Lucy and her family be allowed to remain in the state.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Jesse Humpreys, 9 October 1818; Certificate, 16 August 1832
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11483206

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 3-1832-1-5
  • Microfilm: Reel #12,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 2:27:00 PM