Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484901 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Bradley
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To] the general assembly of this State now in Session
Filing Date:1849-November-14
Ending Date:1849-November-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-four citizens of Bradley County voice concerns about the section of the state constitution "which exempts Slaves under 12 and over 50 years of age from taxation." They propose that said clause be amended "so as to make Slaves taxable from the time they become Slaves as Long as they are Slaves according to their value." They purport that "the Poorman has but little to protect but he under the present Law has to pay taxes for every Acre of Land he owns ... while the Rich Slaveholder is Raiseing young Negros and Speculating on his old ones free of taxation." They therefore "Submit the mater to your Consideration hopeing in your legislative Cappasity you will Considder your Selves the Representives of the poor as well as the Rich."
Result:referred to judiciary committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11484901

People Associated with Petition 11484901

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 101-1849-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #18,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2009 10:49:00 AM