Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483514 Details

State:Tennessee
Salutation:To the HONORABLE the SENATE, and HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1835

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred fifty-seven petitioners, lamenting the deplorable condition of people of color and citing rights promised in the Constitution, seek a gradual end to slavery. The petitioners argue that slaveholders should be permitted to free their slaves on terms that will not involve their estates so long as the emancipated slaves can maintain themselves. They also argue that descendants of slaves born after the passage of an emancipation law should be freed when they reach a certain age. Black people to be freed should be taught a useful occupation and to read the Scriptures. Lastly, a law should be passed prohibiting within the state “the inhuman practice of separating husbands and wives.”
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PARs #11481702, #11481704 through #11481739, #11481904 through #11481925, #11481929, #11482508, #11482510, #11482512, #11482513, #11482517, #11483302, #11483322, #11483326, #11483506, #11483507, #11483509, #11483518, #11483520, #11483523, #11483524; #11482507, #11482511, #11482514, #11482518, #11482604, #11483324, #11483508, #11483510 through #11483513, #11483515 through #11483517, #11483519, #11482521, #11483522, #11483525, #11483526, #11484103
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11483514

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

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 1-1835-11-14
  • Microfilm: Reel #14,

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/8/2008 10:08:00 AM