Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11480903 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the ensuing session of the general assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1808-October-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:A memorial from the quarterly meeting of the Society of Friends in Jefferson County states that "the most prominent evil which at this time seems to claim our serious attention & consideration, is the subject of slavery" and that "to this subject we beg leave to call your particular attention, desiring that you would exercise your judgment on endeavouring to do away [with] some or all of that innumerable evils interwoven therewith." They further argue that "more effectual" means are needed to stop "the introduction of slaves into this state," not only by "negro traders, but also by those who may remove here," as they believe "that every instance of a slave being brought into the state is adding to the already enormous evil & that such penal laws might be passed as would effectually prevent any more being brought in under any pretext whatever."
Result:read, referred to the Committee on Slavery
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11480903

People Associated with Petition 11480903

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 3-1-1809
  • Microfilm: Reel #3,

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2008 1:32:00 PM