Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11586701 Details

State:Texas
Location:Wharton
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Members of the Legislature of the State of Texas (, )
Filing Date:circa 1867

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nineteen residents of Wharton County propose the establishment of "an Orphans Assylum and manual laboring Institute, for the Education of Freed minors and orphans of the African race." They believe that the condition of "the Entire Black population [that] have been emancipated" as well as the condition of "the White Citizens Among whom they are destined to remain would be infinitely bettered by extending to them the advantage of an Education." They "believe such an institution can be organized upon a Plantation productive in Cotton, Corn, Potatoes and other vegetables that will not only afford the means of Education to 3 or 400 a year, and at the same time instruct them in sound morals, and industrial habits." Of the firm opinion that "the matter should be under the Control of Southern men," the petitioners pray that the legislature "grant unto them a Charter, whereby they may become a body Corporate for that purpose."
Result:referred to Committee on Instruction
# of Petition Pages:4
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11586701

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Legislature, Memorials and Petitions
  • Record Group: 100
  • Document Number
  • Box: 474
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/6/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/24/2007 10:36:00 PM