Petition #11584002


Fifty-five citizens of Nacogdoches County ask the legislature to exempt William Goyens, a free man of color, from the law requiring free people of color to emigrate. Goyens "has conducted himself as an honest industrious citizen has accumulated considerable property in lands &c and has been of great Service to the Country in our Indian difficulties." They therefore pray that a law be passed "authorizing the said William Goyens to reside permanently in the Republic and enjoy such privileges as are usual in like cases."

Result: Referred to committees; provided for by law.

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