This collection assembles autograph documents of five early Texas attorneys and judicial officials: R. A. Williamson, John T. Mills, R. E. B. Baylor, Benj. C. Franklin, and Edward T. Branch. Williamson, Franklin and Branch fought at San Jacinto. Judges Williamson and Mills served with distinction in the Republic of Texas Congress prior to their judiciary responsibilities. Branch (from Liberty) and Mills had prior service as District Judges, and Williamson became Chief Justice of the First Supreme Court of the Republic. Judge Baylor was one of the founders of Baylor University in Waco. Some noted cases in which they participated were: a court "seizure order" involving litigation over slaves was signed by Judge R. E. B. Baylor, and Judge Franklin (from Galveston) was attorney for the defendant in Jones vs. Hall, a four part petition to dissolve an injunction, one of the most celebrated land trials in legal history. Finally, Judge E. T. Branch of Liberty fought at San Jacinto, served with distinction in the first and second Congresses, and was District Judge before serving on the Supreme Court of the Republic.