Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483310 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Tennessee now in session (TAYLOR, Alfred)
Filing Date:1833-October-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seven neighbors and relatives of Abigail and Phebe Morrell oppose their petition "praying your honorable body to pass a Law authorising them to emancipate certain negroes named in their petition." They point out that the said Morrells "are far advanced in Life perhaps seventy years of age" and that they were "no Doubt persuaded to Liberate them by the negroes themselves contrary to their own will." They further charge that said slaves first designed "to get their Liberty and then pursuade the old women to will them the premises on which they now Live and all the personal property of the Estate at their [Decease] which would be prejudicial to your petitioners." They therefore pray "your honorable body to ... Reject the petition of the sd Abigail & Phebe Morrell."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11483309
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11483310

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 133-1833-2
  • Microfilm: Reel #13,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 12:47:00 PM