Petition #11482504


Thirty-two residents represent that "a large group of free negroes reside in one settlement in Said county" and that "it is believed that They control company elections where they vote." They also argue that the free blacks are "rude and insolent in their behaviour and in every respect are hurtful to Society and especially to the rising generation." The petitioners therefore "think it a grievance for them to remain amongst us, and wish your honorable body in your wisdom to relieve us in any way that you may deem proper."

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Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee