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Andrew Roberts Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1929
Abstract

In this document Andrew Roberts, administrator of Adam Clapp's estate, petitions the Knox County Court to allow the sale of a slave named Roy so that the proceeds may be divided among Clapp's eight heirs.

Dates: 1852 October

David Burford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1185
Abstract

This collection houses 29 letters written to Tennessee businessman and politician David Burford between 1820 and 1860.

Dates: 1820 March 12-1860 April 3

Petition to Abolish Slavery

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1204
Abstract

This petition asks the Tennessee Legislature to pass a law that will free the state's enslaved peoples and their descendants. The petition is signed by 75 residents of Bedford County, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1830

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