Monday, July 8, 2013
Amanuensis Monday - Petition on the Slavery Issue
Continuing on local politics in Crawford County, the following petition was submitted in 1850 on the slavery issue. The question was whether the petitioners supported the Missouri Compromise or the 1850 Compromise. The Clay-Foote Compromise failed in Congress, but the individual provisions were submitted separately soon after and all passed.
The original document is located in the Georgia State Archives, Crawford County Misc. Original Documents, RG 139.
Those who favor the settlement of the slavery question upon the basis of the Missouri Compromise line, in opposition to the so-called Clay & Foote adjustment Bill - do hereunto sign their names for the call of a public meeting on Wednesday of the Superior Court of Knoxville August 1850.
R.L. Weaver H
Hardy Hardison Cicero Hatcher
George W. Thomas James Spillars
David Avera John Becham Jr
J. ?F? Hartley
M. F. Perry
[Name unreadable, possibly Youngblood]
D. M. Roberts
J. L. Strother