This collection assembles autograph documents of 52 early Texas attorneys and judicial officials. The earliest listed is Cephas Adams in a suit involving Parker vs. Bolin alleging failure to board and clothe a hired slave in Galveston. Another Galveston attorney featured is William Pitt Ballinger whose law firm is still in existence in Galveston and is the oldest west of the Mississippi River. There are petitions, jury charges, bills of exceptions, admiralty suits, judgments, and orders for the sale of land to satisfy the claims against an estate. Counties include Ft. Bend, Colorado, Cherokee, Washington, Austin, and Montgomery in a representative sampling of early Texas.