Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585502 Details

State:Texas
Location:Gonzales
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of Said State of Texas
Filing Date:1855-October-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nineteen-year-old John H. White "believes that He is fully competent and that it is greatly to his interest that He should have the entire control and management of his property & Business." He states that "he is a married man and is now living with his family on his Plantation with his Slaves Ten in number." He therefore prays that "he may by special act of your Honorable Body be allowed to transact business as though He were of full age."
Result:referred to Committee on State Affairs
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Certificate, Edmund Bellinger and F. Chenault, ca. 1855
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11585502

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:12/25/2007 10:13:00 AM