Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11485503 Details

State:Tennessee
Salutation:To the Honorable The General Assembly of the state of Tennessee
Filing Date:1855-November-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-year-old Benjamin Murrell and nineteen-year-old Martha Ann Murrell, heirs of the late Isaac Murrell, join forty-eight other petitioners in requesting "the sale of one Negro girl named Ann a diseased and afflicted creature." The Murrells state "that we are going to remove to a distant state" and "that we now have an opportunity of selling said Ann to a good advantage." They "therefore pray you to grant us the right by special act of Legislative enactment to sell said negro so that we may avail ourselves of the profits thereof before we remove."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11485503

People Associated with Petition 11485503

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 62-1855-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #20,

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/8/2009 7:58:00 PM