Petition #11585107


John R. Garnett, administrator of the estate of the late Jabez Fitzgerald, asks for "clemency" in regard to paying a security bond of one thousand dollars. Garnett states that the said Fitzgerald and another man served as securities for Sheriff Francis Williams, vouching for his paying to the state the taxes he had collected. He further states that the Fannin County Court served a judgment on said securities in 1845 and that Williams absconded with a valuable slave three hundred miles into the Cherokee Nation where Fitzgerald overtook them. Garnett notes that the slave was "by the devices of said Williams retaken from" Fitzgerald on his return trip. Now, after a trial and appeal, the estate administrator asks the state for "clemency" in the judgment against the intestate's estate.

Result: Finance committee, indefinite postponement.

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