Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483903 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Sumner
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, now in Session
Filing Date:circa 1839

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-nine citizens of Sumner County request that James Tuppence, a free man of color, be allowed to remain in the state. They report that the said Tuppence "was bound during his minority to a citizen of Granville County North Carolina" and that "his parents with the balance of the family removed to this State" from North Carolina and have resided in Sumner County "for upwards of Thirty years." The petitioners further reveal that Tuppence, "being actuated by a pious desire of being near to his aged Father, and Kindred," removed to Tennessee in 1837 "having no knowledge that there were any legal restrictions" to his spending "here the remnant of his days." Averring that he and his family have "irreproachable character," they pray that "by special act of the Legislature [James Tuppence] be permitted to reside within the State of Tennessee."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11483903

People Associated with Petition 11483903

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 142-1839-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #15,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/31/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/22/2008 6:38:00 PM