Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11485104 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Sullivan
Location Type:County
Salutation:TO THE HONORABLE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE
Filing Date:1851-November-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twelve magistrates and constables ask for greater compensation for duties they perform. They represent that "the expenses of living are much heavier than formerly; and to this must be added the cost of office rent." They therefore pray that “should your Honorable body concur, they trust that the annexed tariff of charges may receive the sanction of the Legislature; and that the officers above named may be insured a liberal compensation for the duties which the law requires at their hands.” The largest proposed increase for constables includes an increase from thirty-three cents to one dollar for "Whipping Slave by order of Court or Justice."
Result:referred to Committee on Ways and Means
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11485105 through #11485112, #11485126
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11485104

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 160-1851-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #19,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/12/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/9/2008 9:44:00 AM