Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11584203 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled
Filing Date:1842-December-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-nine Houston residents request that Henry Tucker, a free person of color, be exempted from the recently enacted law requiring all free people of color to leave the Republic by 1 January 1842. They state that Tucker, a barber, practices "habits of Sobriety, Industry, and Honesty" and displays "uniformily correct deportment." While heartily in agreement with the law compelling free persons of color "to leave the Republic by the first day of January 1842," they nonetheless "feel satisfied that no injury can result from his example or conversation to the Slaves with whom he may associate" and that "this community is really benefited by his labour."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11584203

People Associated with Petition 11584203

Free Persons of Color: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:7/15/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/11/2007 6:20:00 PM