Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11584002 Details

State:Texas
Location:Nacogdoches
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled
Filing Date:1840-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-five citizens of Nacogdoches County ask the legislature to exempt William Goyens, a free man of color, from the law requiring free people of color to emigrate. Goyens "has conducted himself as an honest industrious citizen has accumulated considerable property in lands &c and has been of great Service to the Country in our Indian difficulties." They therefore pray that a law be passed "authorizing the said William Goyens to reside permanently in the Republic and enjoy such privileges as are usual in like cases."
Result:referred to committees; provided for by law
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11583803
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11584002

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
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:1/13/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2007 6:05:00 PM