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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863. Petition for divorce - Transcript, page 2. November 30, 1833. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 13, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/16/show/14.

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Title Petition for divorce
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  • Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Date November 30, 1833
Description Petition for divorce in the Free State of Coahuila y Texas, District of Ayish, submitted by Samuel Houston to request divorce from his wife, Eliza H. Allen.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--To 1846
  • Mexico--History
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Mexican Colonial Era
  • Coahuila and Texas
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
  • Allen, Eliza, 1809-1862
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  • legal documents
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 1, Folder 66
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript (page 3) the and calumniators. And also, to cast all such imp ositions into the general mass of antiquated delu sions, as totally inconsistent with the present defined State of individual right. Happy for Texas, she is as yet untram me led and unbound by the fetters of precedent. What population, is more suited to adopt a liberal cause than ours? What men, more likely to be awakened to habits of correct and independ ent thought, than those who have felt the Stim ulating touch of adversity? Texas, can look with indifference to the lumbering tomes of ancient jurisprudence as inapplicable to the unsophisticated administration of justice in a com munity of republicans. If she is wise, she will look rather to the temper, the habits, and the genious CsicU of his people than to the antiquated unpopular, and preposterous doctrine of transatlantic judges. If she pursues an enlightened and liberal policy, she will bring to her bosom, the industrious, the talen high minded ted, & the independent of all nations. Then shall we stocks see cultivated farms, frequented roads, numerous UttiUdH abundant crops, crowded habitations, and enlightened (page U) seminaries of learning. Which are the solid elemen ts, that constitute the glory and felicity of man. But your petitioner deems it not necessary to go further into the doctrines of practise of the Canon law, or dwell longer on elemenary feicJ confident principles, the latter of which he is aaUxfJBrit are altogether in his favor. He is willing to rest W-s app lication mainly on the length of time that has As conclusively elapsed since the seperation [sic]. Showing the total Improbability of a reunion. The lawgivers of the most enlightened communities now look upon the contract of marriage in no other light than £f a civil contract. And will conse quently di^Slve it, when from some superve nient cause it becomes improper or impossible for the parties longer to live together. That by the laws of most, and your petitioner believes all