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Re: Slavery etc database
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I'm still reading...now I'm scrolling through TN... here's a good one:
Record # 77 matching search criteria.
To Whom Addressed: To the hon. the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Location: Unknown, TN
Petitioner(s) Color Gender
Subject: American Revolution; family, slaveholders; estate; emancipation; heirs
Slave[s]: Stephen; Phil; Silvey; Catherine; Clinton; Nelly; Washington
Abstract: Revolutionary War veteran Joshua Hadley asks that seven of his slaves be emancipated rather than go to his six "ungrateful and cruel" children. Only one of his six children will even speak to him, he states. He asks that Stephen, Phil, Silvey, and Catherine be freed after his death and that Clinton, Nelly, and Washington be freed after the death of his wife, Hannah Hadley.
Location Description: Legislative Petitions
Petition Result: "reported reasonable"
I'm sure that Stephen, Phil, Silvey, Catherine, Clinton, Nelly, and Washington were grateful for those ungrateful children :)