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Index Terms

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John Forbes vs. Nicholas D. Labadie Transcript, 1858-1867



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nacogdoches Court
Title: John Forbes vs. Nicholas D. Labadie transcript
Dates: 1858-1867
Abstract: The John Forbes vs. Nicholas Labadie Transcript, 1858-1866, is one of these transcripts and concerns a John Forbes' libel suit against Nicholas Labadie relating to statements Labadie made about Forbes in his reminiscences.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01735
Extent: 2.5 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Nicholas Descomps Labadie (1802-1867), a physician and an army surgeon during the Texas Revolution, published his reminiscences in the Texas Almanac in 1859. These reminiscences included an account of war crimes committed by Nacogdoches judge and mayor, John Forbes. Labadie claimed that during the Texas Revolution Forbes murdered several Mexican women, took prisoners without justification, and stole a gold snuffbox from a dead Mexican officer after the battle of San Jacinto. Forbes filed a civil suit in the Nacogdoches court against Labadie for libel. The suit remained active until Forbes won in 1867 and had his reputation restored.

Sources:

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Forbes, John," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/ffo8.html (accessed July 9, 2010).

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Labadie, Nicholas Descomps," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/LL/fla5.html (accessed July 9, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

R. B. Blake transcribed ninety-seven volumes of official records and personal papers found in the records of the Office of the County Clerk of Nacogdoches, in the Nacogdoches Archives, located in the Texas State Archives. The John Forbes vs. Nicholas Labadie Transcript, 1858-1866, is one of these transcripts and concerns John Forbes' libel suit against Nicholas Labadie relating to statements Labadie made about Forbes in his reminiscences. The transcript is composed of two volumes of pleadings and witness depositions from 1858 to 1866.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Forbes, John, 1797-1880
Labadie, Nicholas Decomps, 1802-1867
Subjects
Battle of San Jacinto (Texas : 1836)
Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836)
Places
Nacogdoches
Texas
Document Types
Briefs (legal documents)

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Related Materials

See also the John Forbes Papers and the R. B. Blake Collection, volume XXXI

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Forbes vs. Nicholas D. Labadie Transcript, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1971-075

Processing Information

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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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3C154 [SRH1230015267] "The San Jacinto Campaign of 1836 . . . Depositions of witnesses as to Battle of San Jacinto together with pleadings." 1858-1866. Compiled by R. B. Blake. Volume I.
"Sidelights on The Battle of San Jacinto." Depositions of witnesses, 1859-1866. Compiled by R. B. Blake. Volume II

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