Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11486101 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:[T]o the Honorable body (the Legislature) (LOCKHART, H. C.)
Filing Date:circa 1861

General Petition Information

Abstract:Capt. D. W. Alexander of the Marshall Rangers and 1st Lt. G. Malcomb of the Marion Dragoons ask that the Legislature "authorize by Law the hiring of three free negro men, at a price not exceeding the pay of a soldier to a company ... to attend to the preparing the meals for the Company & to be held responsible by the Captain for provisions placed in their charge." The officers purport that both time and money will be saved and "besides this you then have regular & Experienced cooks, and the Soldiers not kept from Drill, to attend to this duty, and can keep themselves much more clean & neat in appearance." They predict that "under this proposed arrangement, the meals for the entire company are all ready at the same time, which is a matter of no small importance." They therefore pray that said "economical & money saving measure" be approved.
Result:referred to select committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Muster Roll, Captain E. D. Payne, Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, 15 June 1861 to 15 June 1862; List of Marshall Rangers, ca. 1861
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11486101

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 59-1861-1-5
  • Microfilm: Reel #21,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/22/2008 7:13:00 PM