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  • Collection: Texas State Penitentiary Records

Survey of Freedmen in Penitentiary, November 1866, TSLAC, Box 022-181.pdf
A survey of freedpeople in the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Texas, dated November 6, 1866.

Letter Inquiring About Convict Labor on Roads, 1869.pdf
A group of citizens in Washington, Grimes, and Walker counties wishes to inquire whether convicts from the Huntsville State Penitentiary can be hired to build a road from Washington through Navasota.

James A. Baker to Penitentiary Board, January 1864.pdf
James A. Baker writes to the penitentiary board on behalf of H. E. Perkins, who is seeking reimbursement for expenses incurred in the transportation of "five negroes" taken to the penitentiary and "under the law as now amended will remain there until…

AJ Bennett to EJ Davis, October 30, 1870, TSLAC, Box 022-1, Folder 24.pdf
A. J. Bennett, the superintendent of the Huntsville penitentiary, writes to Governor E. J. Davis about the injustices suffered by people of color in the state and in the prison system.
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