Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11583701 Details

State:Texas
Location:Travis
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Speaker and House of Representatives
Filing Date:1837-October-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lewis Jones, "a man of Color the Decendant of African Parents and Consequently barred by the Constitution of this Republic from exercising the privileges of a Citizen," emigrated to Texas in 1826 and was "received by the Empressario Stephen F Austin as a Colonist" and therefore entitled to a "League of Land" in 1831. Jones relates that "he selected and settled on a League of Land of which he been in peaceable possession for three years." Noting that "he has not received a title for the said Land," Jones prays that "Your honorable body will take into Consideration his peculiar situation and extend to him such relief as in Your wisdom may seem proper."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11583701

People Associated with Petition 11583701

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Texas State Library-Archives Division, Austin, Texas

  • Records of the Legislature, Memorials and Petitions
  • Record Group: 100

Processing Information

Record Created:11/30/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2007 5:21:00 PM