Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585102 Details

State:Texas
Location:Bexar
Location Type:County
Salutation:To Messers Maverick and other members of the Bexar delegation (MAVERICK, G. A.)
Filing Date:1851-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-nine residents complain that "no provision is made for the punishment of persons who advise or attempt to induce a slave to leave his master." They add that "we could find no law that would make the crime any higher grade of offence than an ordinary misdemeanor." They point out the "the present law punishing with death the enticing a slave from his master is only applicable to a case where he has actually been enticed out of possession." The petitioners hope that "you are well aware of the insecurity of slave property in this County and will at once perceive the necessity of enacting an appropriate remedy."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:V. H. Beck to Gents, ca. 1851
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11585102

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
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:11/20/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 7:32:00 PM