Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585203 Details

State:Texas
Location:Walker
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Texas
Filing Date:1852-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:The guardians of the minor heirs of James J. Harrison ask to purchase land for their wards. They report that the estates of thirteen-year-old James S. Harrison and eleven-year-old Keturah A. Harrison "consist of some thirty five negroes, seven thousand dollars in money ... and but little land." The petitioners purport that "the monies vested in good lands at the present low prices would yield a far larger & safer interest than by lending the money out." They therefore pray a law be passed "authorising such investments and under such restrictions as in your wisdom you may direct."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11585203

People Associated with Petition 11585203

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Legislature, Memorials and Petitions
  • Record Group: 100
  • Box: 395

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/15/2007 11:01:00 AM