Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483312 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1833-September-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty citizens of Greene County represent that "a certain negroe man named Hiram,” who “is now, and for some years past has been, in the possession of one John Weems," did "by Contract with the said John Weems" purchase his freedom and that "Said Weems is now willing & anxious to set said negroe free." They point out, however, "that said negroe is unwilling to leave his relatives and former owners, to whom he is much attached." The petitioners therefore pray "that your Honorable body will by an act of assembly authorize said negroe to be set free, with permission to remain in this state should he choose so to do."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11483312

People Associated with Petition 11483312

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 293-1833-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #14,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 10:32:00 AM