Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11584102 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress Assembled (GRIMES, Jesse)
Filing Date:1841-October-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighty-six-year-old Peggy Rankin seeks permission to emancipate her mulatto slave, Siney, and Siney's three children. Having owned Siney's mother, Rankin recounts that Siney "has been taught such labor as are generally performed by free white females" and that she "has ever been a faithful and obedient Servant and has been remarkably kind and attentive to your Memorialist in her infirm old age." The petitioner, "anxious to reward her kindness and obedience," states that her late husband, Robert Rankin, "intended that the said Mulatto woman should remain in Servitude only during the lifetime of your memorialist." With Rankin's heirs in agreement and the estate without debt, the widow Rankin prays "your honorable body to emancipate the said Mulatto woman Siney."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11584102

People Associated with Petition 11584102

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:1/24/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/12/2007 6:17:00 PM