Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483208 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honl. The Legislature of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1832

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred twenty-one residents of Maury, Bedford, Giles, Hickman, Williamson, and Lincoln counties ask that the act that "makes it an indictable offence for any owner or other person having charge of any slave or slaves, to permit him or them to go about the country under pretext of practicing medicine or healing the sick" be relaxed in "its general operation so far as to permit a negro man named Jack, the property of Mr. William H. Macon ... to practice." Avowing that the said Jack possesses a "character for honesty and correct deportment," they therefore "ask the passage of this Law, granting permission to this boy to practice, with a firm belief that the public good will be advanced by its passage from our knowledge of the character of this boy, and his practice for several years."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:See PARs #11484302, #11484303
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 11483208

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 11-1832-1a-4
  • Microfilm: Reel #12,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/3/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/4/2009 5:34:00 PM