Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585307 Details

State:Texas
Location:Austin
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of Texas
Filing Date:1853-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel William Shields, a minor, "desires to releive his Estate from the Expenses of further Guardianship." Recounting that he inherited "an Estate of Lands & Negroes" from his late father in 1839, Shields seeks permission to transport his slaves to live with his uncle in Falls County "where they may be placed upon a Plantation, under the Joint care and supervision of himself & uncle." In this way, Shields will avoid the "evils growing out of promiscuous Hiring [of slaves] to the highest bidder as required by Law." He therefore prays that a law be passed "authorizing him, under such limitations as may be deemed proper, to take charge of & manage his property ... as though he were of legally mature age."
Result:referred to Committee on Judiciary
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11585307

People Associated with Petition 11585307

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:7/16/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2007 4:16:00 PM