Petition #11583808


Arriving in Texas in December 1835, Emanuel Carter took up residence in Red River County. He states that he can prove that he emigrated "at the time above" and that he is a free man of color. Declaring that "he has been a faithful and well disposed subject of the laws of the Country, " Carter therefore prays that an act be passed to permit him "to enjoy, unmolested, the privileges of a citisen so far as to be protected by the laws of the country, and to hold land and other property in his own name."

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