Tennessee Legislative Petitions 1799 - 1850

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Legislative petitions are original documents that were submitted to the Tennessee General Assembly, requesting that legislative action be taken on matters of concerns to individuals, municipal governments or county governments. If the law was passed, the text of the law was published in the series Acts of Tennessee.

While many petitions were submitted, not all resulted in a legislative act. Legislative acts were also passed without there being a petition submitted. A majority of the original petitions were returned to the petitioner, although the Tennessee General Assembly did retain many of the documents.
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The indexes have been arranged by subject and by the names that appear on the petition text itself. It does not include the hundreds of names that signed the petitions.

Please see the page Ordering Legislative Petitions for instructions on ordering a copy of a record listed in the indexes.

 
 

INDEX OF PETITIONS

Petition  01 :  1799 - 1812

Petition  02 :  1813 - 1817

Petition 03 :  1819 - 1820

Petition 04 :  1821

Petition 05 :  1822 - 1823

Petition 06 :  1824 - 1825

Petition 07 :  1826 - 1827

Petition 08 :  1829

Petition 09 :  1831

Petition 10 :  1832 - 1833

Petition 11 :  1834 - 1836

Petition 12 :  1837 - 1839

Petition 13 :  1840 - 1842

Petition 14 :  1843

Petition 15 :  1844 - 1846

Petition 16 :  1847 - 1848

Petition 17 :  1849 - 1850

 

Indexes compiled by Del Dorr, Library Assistant IV

 

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