Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11485103 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon'l Senators and Representatives of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1851-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Two hundred sixty-five residents of Rutherford County deplore the "great evils growing out of the residence of the free colored population in our midst." The petitioners insist that free people of color "not only infest our town, but are scattered over our entire County" and that they "are generally indolent and manifest no disposition to labor for a living, but by thieving themselves and holding out inducements to our Slaves, to trade with them, induce them to steal every thing that comes in their way, which renders them less valuable and more ungovernable." They therefore "humbly, but earnestly ask you in your wisdom to take an extended view of this important subject, and apply whatever remedy you may deem necessary."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11485103

People Associated with Petition 11485103

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 76-1851-1-5
  • Microfilm: Reel #19,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2009 12:09:00 PM