Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484704 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1847-October-25
Ending Date:1847-November-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Six residents of Clarksville, located at the junction of the Red and Cumberland rivers, seek to build two free bridges to replace two toll bridges. They suggest that new corporate taxes be levied to finance their venture. Among other taxes, they request "a further tax upon hired negroes not exceeding one-half of one per cent upon the amount of the hire."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11484704

People Associated with Petition 11484704

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 10-1847-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #17,

Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2009 6:58:00 PM