Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484907 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislature of Tennessee
Filing Date:1849-November-9
Ending Date:1849-November-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixty-five "Ladies of Fayette County Tennessee" ask that "the personal estates of females be placed upon a similar basis as their Real estate, & so protected & secured that it cannot be sold, & taken from them without their consent & in a manner prescribed by law." They lament that under current laws "the competent estates descended to them from the estates of their deceased fathers which often in one or two years after marriage, are totally wasted & taken from the wife & children, reducing them to want & suffering, in consequence of the disipation or improvident management of thoughtless husbands." The petitioners further note "that with our peculiar southern institutions & customs it is in most cases a much greater privation & inconvenience to the married ladies to be deprived of their slaves than of their land."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR#11484919
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11484907

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 19-1849-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #18,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/6/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2009 8:58:00 AM