Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585204 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Legislature of the State of Texas Assembled
Filing Date:1852-January-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-six residents of Lamar County request that Bob, a free man of color, be allowed to remain in the state. They explain that Bob has a wife and children that belong to the estate of Elisha Owens and that the heirs of said estate are minors and "not prepared to take Management" of the slave children as well as Bob "could do himself were he permited to reside permanently within the state of Texas.” They therefore pray Congress will pass "Special Legislature in his behalf that he can remain and enjoy the priviledge of a Citizen of the State So far as his Color will admit, under its Constitutional provisions."
Result:referred to Committee on State Affairs
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11585204

People Associated with Petition 11585204

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Legislature, Memorials and Petitions-Oversize
  • Record Group: 100
  • Box: 7
  • Folder: 7

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/15/2007 11:14:00 AM