Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585005 Details

State:Texas
Location:Gonzales
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Legislature of the State of Texas
Filing Date:circa 1850

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-year-old William Wallace Gordon asks that he be allowed "to take charge of and manage his Estate." Gordon, "a permanent citizen of Gonzales County," states that his property consists "of some negroes & personal property." Noting that he has no living relatives, the petitioner purports to be "of good moral character judicious & prudent in his affairs." Gordon therefore prays that a law be passed "whereby he may be released from all the legal disability of minority."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, D. C. Thelford, et al., n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11585005

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:8/8/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/13/2007 7:22:00 PM