Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11583902 Details

Location:San Augustine
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled
Filing Date:1839-January-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edward Teal recounts that "many years since whilst his children were yet infants he was left a widower, and that the nourishment of his children devolved on his negro woman Fanny, who deported herself more in the character of a Mother than that of a Servant." He points out that Fanny "inspired his children with such affection for her that it is the desire of all of them that said slave Fanny should be emancipated." He reveals that Fanny's freedom was the particular request of his only son, who "perished" in the defense of his country. Teal prays that "the Hon Congress pass an act permitting your petitioner to set his said slave Fanny free by will under such restrictions” as you "may deem just and equitable."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11583902

People Associated with Petition 11583902

Free Persons of Color:0
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:12/1/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/8/2007 4:23:00 PM