Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585601 Details

Salutation:To His Excellency the Governor and to the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives State of the State of Texas
Filing Date:1856-July-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Louisiana resident Henry Michel Thibodaux seeks to bring thirty-five slaves and five free persons of color into Texas. He explains that his wife, "on her dying bed," requested that he emancipate his slave Marguerite and her two children, along with two other slave children. He further recounts that "the said emancipated servants have remained in his family, and serve him and he wishes to take them with him to Texas." Thibodaux states, however, that he "is informed that the introduction of free colored people is contrary to the laws of Texas." He therefore "respectfully prays that an Act of the Legislature may be passed, permitting him to take his said five emancipated servants to the State of Texas, and allowing them to remain in the State."
Result:read, referred to Committee on State Affairs
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11585601

People Associated with Petition 11585601

Free Persons of Color:5
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:12/25/2007 12:34:00 PM