Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484102 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Claiborne
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the members of the General Assembly now sitting at Nashville (LANE, Isaac C.)
Filing Date:1841-November-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lewis, "a man of Color," represents that "he was the property of William Graham Esquire ... and was by him (amongst others of his slave property) [directed] in his will to be emancipated." Noting that Graham's executors "have performed the trust confided to them," Lewis laments that "the act of assembly require for them to leave the State." He further submits that "he is now getting old" and that "he has a wife & several children, from whom he feels a great hardship to be separated." The petitioner therefore "prays that your Honorable body would ... so modify the Law, that he might be permitted to remain in this State."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Certificate, W. R. Evans, et al., October 1841
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11484102

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

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 120-1841-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #16,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/31/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2009 10:28:00 AM