Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585106 Details

State:Texas
Location:Cherokee
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honerable Senate and House of Reps in general assembly Convined
Filing Date:1851-December-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:The heirs of George Doherty of Nacogdoches County seek to emancipate Greenbury Taylor, "aged about 35 years, of yellow complexion" and "the favorite and body servant of the said George Doherty." They recount that "through his exertions, the lives of two of your petitioners were preserved; by reason of which petitioners feel under a lasting debt of gratitude to said slave." Urgently "soliciting the aid of your honorable body to carry into effect the dying wish of their beloved father," the heirs "most humbly pray that an act be passed freeing said slave."
Result:referred to Committee on State Affairs
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11585106

People Associated with Petition 11585106

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:7
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Legislature, Memorials and Petitions
  • Record Group: 100
  • Box: 391

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 8:14:00 PM