Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585004 Details

State:Texas
Location:Bowie
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Texas
Filing Date:circa 1850

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-year-old Massack Janes seeks to take charge of the "considerable" estate to which he is entitled. The estate, "consisting of negros and Land money &c from his Farther's Estate," is currently "in the hands of one Eli H Moore as Guardian of your petitioner." Janes laments that this situation is costing him "a considerable Sum Yearly in Costs Commissions &c." He therefore prays that an act be passed "authorizing him to take and recive into his owns hands and Control all of his said Estate as though he was of full age."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, S. H. Pickey, et al., n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11585004

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
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:8/16/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/13/2007 7:12:00 PM