Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585107 Details

State:Texas
Location:Fannin
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Texas
Filing Date:1851-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:John R. Garnett, administrator of the estate of the late Jabez Fitzgerald, asks for "clemency" in regard to paying a security bond of one thousand dollars. Garnett states that the said Fitzgerald and another man served as securities for Sheriff Francis Williams, vouching for his paying to the state the taxes he had collected. He further states that the Fannin County Court served a judgment on said securities in 1845 and that Williams absconded with a valuable slave three hundred miles into the Cherokee Nation where Fitzgerald overtook them. Garnett notes that the slave was "by the devices of said Williams retaken from" Fitzgerald on his return trip. Now, after a trial and appeal, the estate administrator asks the state for "clemency" in the judgment against the intestate's estate.
Result:Finance Committee, indefinite postponement
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Report of the Committee on Finance, 4 December 1851
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11585107

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners: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:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 8:52:00 PM