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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863. Petition for divorce - Transcript, page 3. 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/15.

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Title Petition for divorce
Creator (LCNAF)
  • 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
Genre (AAT)
  • 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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Title Transcript, page 3
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Transcript (page 4) the states of the North, An absence of either husband or wife from the other, for a certain number of years is sufficient to enable either to apply for, and obtain a divorce a mensa et thora (page 5) thora, or dissolution of the marriage contract. And by those of the State of Tennessee when your petition fixed at er was married the time A is two years. Wherefore your petitioner prays the premises considered that your Honor will be pleased to order such notice given (consider ing the situation of the country) as you may think proper, that the said formerly married Elisa H Allen may by herself or *^r attorney come forward on a day certain, and shew cause if any she has, why the said marriage con tract should not be dissolved and a div orce ^creed to your petitioner. And your petitioner prays for all such other and further relief which the nature of his case may require, and which to justice and right may appertain. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. Samuel Hous