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Printed circular which documents the formation of two committess in Guadalupe County to respond to instances of enslaved people escaping their enslavers to reach emancipation in Mexico.
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Printed circular which documents the formation of two committess in Guadalupe County to respond to instances of enslaved people escaping their enslavers to reach emancipation in Mexico. - Back. August 26, 1854. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 24, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/2728/show/2727.

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(August 26, 1854). Printed circular which documents the formation of two committess in Guadalupe County to respond to instances of enslaved people escaping their enslavers to reach emancipation in Mexico. - Back. Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/2728/show/2727

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Printed circular which documents the formation of two committess in Guadalupe County to respond to instances of enslaved people escaping their enslavers to reach emancipation in Mexico. - Back, August 26, 1854, Early Texas Documents, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 24, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/2728/show/2727.

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Title Printed circular which documents the formation of two committess in Guadalupe County to respond to instances of enslaved people escaping their enslavers to reach emancipation in Mexico.
Creator (Local)
  • Committee of Twenty
  • Committee of Ten
Date August 26, 1854
Description This printed circular documents a public meeting held in Guadalupe County to respond to instances of enslaved people escaping their enslavers in order to reach emancipation in nearby Mexico. The creators of the document suspected Mexicans of lesser means of involvement in the escapes. Two committees were appointed, one to serve as a police body in the county and the other to investigate those who might have supported the enslaved people with arms, ammunition, or provisions.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Slavery
  • Texas--History--1846-1950
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Early Texas Statehood
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Committee of Twenty
  • Committee of Ten
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Seguin, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • government records
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 3, Folder 257
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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