Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11485502 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Representative of Wilson in the Genl. Assembly of Tennessee
Filing Date:1855-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixteen citizens of Wilson County, "having witnessed the evil & injurious effects growing out of the practice in force in this, & other sections of the state, in permitting Free negroes to peddle & barter about the country," ask that a law be passed "which shall prohibit Free negroes from peddling & bartering about the country." The petitioners avow that said free people of color offer slaves "inducements to steal, traffic, & to indulge in other vicous practices" and they “ask you to use proper means in the passage of an act, which shall remedy the evils above hinted at.”
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11485502

People Associated with Petition 11485502

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 46-1855-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #20,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/8/2009 8:11:00 PM