Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11485118 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Shelby
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To] the Legislature of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1851

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-seven citizens of Memphis petition "the Legislature of Tennessee to enact a law, authorizing the Mayor and Aldermen of this city to establish and support a system of FREE education on the plan proposed by Dr Merrill in his pamphlet entitled 'the City School’ to be FREE to all the white children of the City over six years of age, without any TAX or FEE whatever, and, without any sectarian influence or teaching."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11485116, #11485117
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11485118

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 92-1851-5,6
  • Microfilm: Reel #19,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/9/2008 10:37:00 AM