Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483307 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Franklin
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee (ADAMS, Stephen)
Filing Date:1833-October-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:The Auxiliary Colonization Society of Franklin County supports the removal of free black people from Tennessee to Liberia. They state "that there are many free negroes in this State, and that their removal, in the opinion of your petitioners is highly important to the well being of the good people of the State, and is also desirable for the benefit it would confer upon the free negroes themselves." The petitioners argue that free people of color "are an ignorant and degraded race, & that although they are not Slaves, yet they have scarcely any of the privileges of the white population, and their associations must of necessity be among our slaves, by which their morals become corrupt." They therefore propose, with "motives of benevolence towards the free negroes themselves, and by a just regard to the quiet and good order of our domesticks, and by a regard for our own safety, from the dangers of insurrection," that "an appropriation of such portion of the publick monies, as in your wisdom may seem sufficient" be made and "placed under the direction of the Colonization Society."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11483306
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11483307

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

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 203-1833-5,6
  • Microfilm: Reel #13,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/25/2009 12:13:00 PM