Petition of free negro, Ann Jackson to become a slave
Gillespie, Texas, 4 October 1858.
Manuscript document, 1 page.
The State of Texas }
County of Gillespie }
the Legislature of the State of Texas, passed & approved January 27
1858, entitled " An Act to
permit Free persons of African Descent, to select their own Master and become Slaves, -- I, A.
Erlenmezer, Clerk of the District Court of the County of Gillespie, State aforesaid, do herewith
give Notice, that Ann Jackson, a free female of Color has filed her petition in our said Court on
Day of October A. D. 1858; which said Petition reads as follows: to [wit]:
Fort Mason, Texas
I Ann Jackson, being a free female of Color respectfully Petition the Honorable District
Court, to choose W. C. Lewis of Mason County, State of Texas, to be my lawful master, In
Testimony of which I hereunto attach my Cross in presence of two reliable witnesses.
Ann X Jackson
J. M. [Sween]
A D : 1858.
A. Erlenmezer, C. D. C. G. C.