Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585108 Details

State:Texas
Salutation:To the Hon. Legislature of the State of Texas
Filing Date:1851-November-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Free man of color Thomas Sevolla asks to remain in Texas. He states that he arrived in the Republic of Texas in 1836, served under General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War, and was "Connected with the Army in several expeditions against the Indians and Mexecans, and was severely wounded in the Battle of the Salado in the year 1842." He "would therefore humbly & respectfully ask of your honorable Body to pass an act By which I may be enabled to settle and remain permanently in the state of Texas."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11585108

People Associated with Petition 11585108

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
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:7/16/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 9:01:00 PM