Petition #11584902


The executors of Daniel L. Richardson's estate seek to emancipate twenty-year-old Marcellus and four-year-old Clara. Richardson provided for the emancipation of the slaves, children of the slave of Laura, in his will. The petitioners note that they are compelled to petition the legislature since "section 1st Article 8th of the Constitution" states that "Emancipation cannot take place without the consent of your Honorable Bodies." They therefore pray that "you may pass a Bill granting the requisite Relief."

Result: Referred to judiciary committee.

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