Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484501 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The Speaker and Members of each branch of the Tennessee Legislature now in Session (WHITESIDE, James A.)
Filing Date:1845-October-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred sixty-one residents of Hamilton County seek permission for Parlour Washington and his wife, Celicia, to remain in Tennessee. They point out that the Virginia couple was “in the year 1840 ... emancipated, and freed from bondage as slaves." They further attest that the "said Parlour is a good industrious Mechanic, in the arts & trades of Tanner and Currier of leather, and also a good Shoe Boot and harness maker, and his Said mechanical Services [are] much needed and required by the Citizens in the section of Country." Averring that Parlour and Celicia boast a "good name, fame and reputation, as moral religious and upright persons," the petitioners pray "the enactment of a law specially permitting said Parlour Washington & his wife Celicia to remain as legal Citizens of this County."
Result:judiciary committee: "inexpedient"
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Asahel Rawlings to James A. Whiteside, October 1845; Affidavit of William Jones, ca. 1845
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11484501

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 15-1845-1-3
  • Microfilm: Reel #17,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2009 9:45:00 AM