A Guide to the John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855
In 1854, John Sweeney, Jr., and 17 other men of Brazoria County, Texas, filed a lawsuit against Uriah C. Coolgrove and county officials contesting the destruction of a public road from Blacks Ferry to Matagorda County in the construction of another road along the same route. In May 1855, the case came to trial at the county court before Judge Nelson H. Munger who found in favor of the defendants. After an appeal, the decision was reversed later that year.
An official manuscript of legal documents compose the John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855, chronicling the proceedings of the Brazoria County, Texas, court case which concerned the construction of the Blacks Ferry Road to Matagorda County. The manuscript includes the petition filed by Sweeney et al., citations, injunctions, court orders, a judgment, an appeal, and an assignment of errors and carries the Texas state seal.
This collection is open for research use.
John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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