Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484919 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honerable, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, now in Session
Filing Date:1849-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixty-two male citizens of Maury County propose the passage of a law "Securing to every free white man or woman (who has a Family) a freehold Estate including the Homestead or Dwelling house to the value of $600 free from Execution." They believe such a law would benefit "the greate mass of the good people of Tennessee" and would negate the "supposed necesity of passing a Law Sacuring to married Women their property." The petitioners assert that "if such a Law, as last mentioned should pass it would protect the rich and not the poor" and "a few would have Secured to them (by sd Law) large estates to be handed down through the Female part of their Families in all time to Come, amounting to a Legalised and Oppressive monopoly of wealth."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11484907
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11484919

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 57-1849-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #18,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2009 8:43:00 AM