Petition #11484503


John Mooring represents that "Morrison Artis a free Born person of colour was from his Infancy placed under the care and protection of your petitioner by the mother and binding of the court." He further states that said Artis has been "prosecuted and convicted of malicious Shooting and centenced to confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary of the state of Tennessee to hard Labour for three years which deprives your petitioner of three years service." Noting that the sentence corresponds with "your petitioners term," Mooring asserts that he will suffer "an Entire loss ... unless the Legislature of the state will Reimburse your petitioner by an appropriation adequate to [Morrison's] Labour."

Result: Referred to committee on claims.

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Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee