Papers Pertaining to the Institution of Slavery, 1809-1866
LONG, WILLIAM, printed and manuscript document signed, Galveston, July 9, 1860.Slave sale of "Betsy aged about 28 years and her four children." 4 pp. 8 1/2 x 12
[CIVIL WAR] Guy M. Bryan, printed address to the people of the state of Texas urging that the legislature be called into special session and criticizing Governor Houston for not having done so. Printed at Galveston, December 29th,...
GRANT. To: Burrell E. PREWITT (for land in Trinity county), 19 November 1860. From: Sam HOUSTON, Governor of the State of Texas. No. 601, Vol. 25. Signed, SAM HOUSTON, also Francis M. WHITE, Commissioner. 2pp. 13 1/2 x 10 3/4
PRE-EMPTION CERTIFICATE. To: Nehemiah PAGE, November 28, 1860. From: Sam HOUSTON, Governor of the State of Texas. No. 378. Signed, SAM HOUSTON, Governor, also Francis M. WHITE, Commissioner. 2pp. 13 x 10 3/4
SAM HOUSTON, Treasury Warrant No. 494 for $95.62, pay to the order of William Dikeman, for protection of the frontier, Captain Herron's company. February 3rd, 1860, signed by Sam Houston. Also signed by C. H. Randolph. 2pp. 3 1/2 x 8
SAM HOUSTON, Treasury Warrant No. 603 for $654.97, pay to the order of Peter TUMLINSON, attorney for 11 men, Protection of the frontier. Also signed by CH. RANDOLPH and Clement R. JOHNS. February 3rd, 1860, signed by Sam Houston. 2pp....
Thirty documents represents original papers signed by a number of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300"[among the earliest Anglo settlers]. They were assembled by a rare books dealer for James L. Britton, III, who donated them to SHSU.