Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11485115 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Hawkins
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee now sitting in Nashville
Filing Date:1851-November-28
Ending Date:circa 1851

General Petition Information

Abstract:Four Hawkins County residents "became the security for James Bradley," a deputy sheriff who absconded to Texas. They report that the said Bradley failed to return a list of insolvents and that they "were forced into a Judgement" and made to pay $242.75 to the state. They further represent "that what portion of taxes that were due and owing upon said lists were either insolvent or were otherwise unavailable, from the removal of negroes change of land owners &c." The petitioners therefore "pray your honorable body ... to refund to them that portion of said Jugement paid by them into the Treasury of the State."
Result:recommendation for rejection
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Judgment, Benjamin Thurman v. James Bradley, Hawkins County Court, 26 September 1844
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11485115

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:4
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 47-1851-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #19,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2009 5:41:00 PM