Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483304 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1833-October-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-five residents of Greene County represent that William Hendrey gave John McFee, his son-in-law, "a Cartin Calored Gal by the name of Delfe" in 1827 and that said McFee "Sold hur to hur mother a black woman for the Sum of thre hundred Dollars"; McFee "gave hur mother a firm bil of Sail for Delfy and She was to Set hur free." The petitioners point out that said mother cannot emancipate her daughter owing "to an act of the General assembly prohibiting the amancipation of Slaves." The petitioners therefore pray "your Honourable body to pass a law authorising the County Court of Green to emancipate the sd Delfey." They further avow that Delfy "is a garl of good Charactor."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11483304

People Associated with Petition 11483304

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 136-1833-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #13,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/25/2009 1:32:00 PM