Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483505 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:State of Tennessee Jefferson County } To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the Said State (ANDERSON, Addison A.)
Filing Date:1835-December-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-nine petitioners represent that Benjamin McFarland is "the owner of two Slaves Named Solomon, and Abby his Wife." They disclose that McFarland is "desirous that Said Solomon & Abby may be emmansipated, on account of the faithful Services rendered by said Solomon and his Wife in Raising him, and his fathers family." Noting that McFarland has moved to Missouri, they point out that he "left a power of Attorney authorising application to be made to the Court of pleas &c of said County" to order that the sixty-year-old slaves be set free. The petitioners further report that Solomon and Abby "desire to remain in Said County after they are free." They therefore pray "that your Honorable body will pass a law Authorising them to live in Said State after they are set free for and during the remainder of their lives."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Thomas Snoddy to Addison A. Anderson, 16 January [1836]
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11483505

Slaves:2
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 34-1835-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #14,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/17/2008 2:30:00 PM