Petition #11484919


Sixty-two male citizens of Maury County propose the passage of a law "Securing to every free white man or woman (who has a Family) a freehold Estate including the Homestead or Dwelling house to the value of $600 free from Execution." They believe such a law would benefit "the greate mass of the good people of Tennessee" and would negate the "supposed necesity of passing a Law Sacuring to married Women their property." The petitioners assert that "if such a Law, as last mentioned should pass it would protect the rich and not the poor" and "a few would have Secured to them (by sd Law) large estates to be handed down through the Female part of their Families in all time to Come, amounting to a Legalised and Oppressive monopoly of wealth."

Result: Tabled.

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Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee