Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11584902 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of The State of Texas
Filing Date:1849-November-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:The executors of Daniel L. Richardson's estate seek to emancipate twenty-year-old Marcellus and four-year-old Clara. Richardson provided for the emancipation of the slaves, children of the slave of Laura, in his will. The petitioners note that they are compelled to petition the legislature since "section 1st Article 8th of the Constitution" states that "Emancipation cannot take place without the consent of your Honorable Bodies." They therefore pray that "you may pass a Bill granting the requisite Relief."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Affidavit, Wiley Faircloth, et al., 6 September 1849; Copy of Last Will and Testament of Daniel Long Richardson, 3 January 1849; Copy of Record of the County Court, 26 March 1849
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11584902

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

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

Processing Information

Record Created:1/25/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/12/2007 5:54:00 PM