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    • 1801 Indentured Servant Contract

    • Employment; Contracts; Women; Women domestics
    • Indenture contract transfer from Hayes Crawford to Benjamin Gaston, Hudson, Columbia County, New York. For servant, Elizabeth Daugherty from Ireland for three years.
    • 1827 Petition for Deed of El Loco Farm

    • Land; Land grants; Law & legal affairs; Republic of Texas; Land tenure; Ranchers; Ranches; Grazing;
    • Request for formal possession of a farm known as El Loco by Manuel de Los Santos Coy, inhabitant of Nacogdoches and his plantation situated on the Crazy Creek, Arroyo el Loco. 12 bits paid for the years 1827 and 1828 to the honorable chief of the...
    • 1829 Meeting Minutes

    • Politics & government; Meetings; Government officials;
    • 1829 document lists minutes of Coahuila y Tejas government meeting in Nacogdoches, written in Spanish. Juan Bautista Valdes and Pedro Am de Ernal are two men mentioned in the document.
    • 1832 Invitation to a Public Dinner

    • Committees; Meetings; Grand juries; Judicial proceedings; Sectionalism (United States); Politics & government; State rights;
    • Printed invitation to attend a public dinner in Columbus, Georgia to discuss "mode and measure of redress" in reaction to the Federal government's treatment of Southern states. August 15, 1832. Names of senders: James W. Fannin, Jr., Nicholas...
    • 1833 Record of Interrogatory

    • Law & legal affairs; Witnesses; Debt; Trials, litigation, etc.;
    • Interrogatory answers from witnesses pertaining to C. R. Patton about delivery to Josiah H. Bell's landing, Henry Horn deceased $1154.28 note due January 1, 1838 signed by Thompson amounts, potential benefits or conflicts, boats of William H....
    • 1835 Custody of Orphans Decision

    • Law & legal affairs; Orphans; Children; Republic of Texas;
    • 1835 court decision handed down by Judge A. Hotchkiss naming Bailey Anderson, Jr. and Samuel McFadine as "Tutrix" or female guardian of four orphaned minors, Wade H. Shoat, Nancy Shoat, Luiza Shoat and Stoakley Shoat, children of Kit Shoat,...
    • 1835 Order for Ammunition

    • Revolutions; Ammunition; Gunpowder; Rangers; Republic of Texas;
    • Order requesting that William Smith forward lead and gunpowder to the Texas Rangers under the command of Captain Silas and charge the cost to the government of Texas. Signed by Henry Millard, Committee Chair, San Felipe, Texas.
    • 1835 Order to Survey Land

    • Land; Surveying; Land grants; Republic of Texas;
    • No. 120. An Order to John M. Henrie surveyor dated 30 March 1835 to survey 10 or 15 miles north of Nacogdoches in the David G. Burnet Grant, a site of land for Thomas Maxwell, signed by Jorge Antonio Nixon. To determine if such tract is entirely...
    • 1835 Spanish Land Certification

    • Land grants; Republic of Texas; Surveyors; Land; Land tenure;
    • Three page document signed by the alcalde, or magistrate, of Nacogdoches, Radford Berry, recognizing Lancelott Smithers as the legal representative of Louis Carbajal of Bexar. Mr. Smither is to locate and measure two sites of land in the...
    • 1836 Letter for Purchase of a Horse

    • Committees; Horses; Militias; Republic of Texas; Military service;
    • Letter to Capt. Hamilton, directing him to sell his horse for fifty dollars to Mr. Smith, and charge the amount to the Nacogdoches Committee of Vigilance and Safety. Signed by K. H. Douglass, Henry Raguet and H. [Hayden] Edwards, Secretary. This...
    • 1836 Loan to the Texas Republic

    • Transportation; Military mobilizations; Republic of Texas; Soldiers;
    • An 1836 receipt of a loan for $25, from Joseph Rowe to the Texas Republic, to be used in transporting military volunteers to headquarters. Signed by D. Watson, Asst. Quarter Master, San Augustine, Texas, July 24, 1836.
    • 1836 Promise to Pay Thirty-five Pesos

    • Debt; Business & finance; Republic of Texas; Letterheads;
    • Promise to pay Vital Flores 35 pesos, signed by J. E. Mayfield, witnessed by James Quenisett, Damian Cordova, and John W. Adams. Document with official stationary of Coahuila y Tejas government 1834-1835 with an eagle and the all-seeing eye.
    • 1836 Receipt for Coffee

    • Credit; Paying bills; Stores & shops; Coffee; Militias; Military rations; Republic of Texas;
    • Receipt for payment of an account on January 24, 1836 in Nacogdoches with Johnston & English from John M. Henrie, for the purchase of coffee for Texas Volunteers. Signed by H. Henderson.
    • 1838 Audited Drafts

    • Money; Business & finance; Republic of Texas; Debt;
    • These drafts, one belonging to Austin Rutherford, were issued to recognize creditors of the republic and to formalize their claims. Creditors exchanged these drafts in the marketplace or funded them in currency, bonds, certificates of stock in the...
    • 1838 Honorable Discharge from Texas Militia

    • Militias; Military discharges; Military service; Republic of Texas;
    • Certificate No. 43 dated August 26, 1838 at the headquarters in Nacogdoches for honorable discharge of Raburn Haley, of Shelby County, Texas, who joined the the Mounted Gunmen, 2nd Company of the 3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade of the Texas Militia on...
    • 1838 Honorable Discharge from Texas Militia

    • Militias; Military discharges; Military service; Republic of Texas
    • Honorable Discharge, given to Shelby County, Texas resident Rolly Reigns, from the Company of Volunteers of Mounted Gunmen in the Third Company of the Third Regiment, Third Brigade of Texas Militia. Signed by Capt. George W. Hanks and Lieut. Col....
    • 1838 Receipt of a Horse

    • Gifts; Horses; Military mobilizations; Republic of Texas; Military exchanges; Horse artillery; Republic of Texas;
    • An 1838 document acknowledging use of one grey horse, valued at $75.00, from W. Alexander Grier (Greer) for the use of the Army of the Republic of Texas. Signed by J. Roberts.
    • 1838 Republic of Texas Land Survey

    • Land; Measured drawings; Surveying; Republic of Texas;
    • Survey of 640 acres of land in Nacogdoches County, Texas, for Harry M. Lucas, Certificate No. 1199 2nd class issued by the bond of land commissioners for the County of San Augustine and thoroughly described by legal description. The survey was...
    • 1838 Warranty Deed

    • Land; Law & legal affairs; Republic of Texas;
    • An 1838 warranty deed, conveying land along King's Highway in Nacogdoches County, Texas, from Jose Ma. Mora to John Walling for $25.00. Signed by Jesse Walling, John T. Pattillo; George Humphries; Jose Ma Mora and O. L. Holmes Clerk of the County...
    • 1839 Election of Militia Officers

    • Militias; Military officers; Political elections; Republic of Texas
    • Republic of Texas document signed by Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County Charles S. Taylor authorizing Judge William Roark to hold local militia elections on April 6, 1839 for a captain and two lieutenants.
    • 1839 Hiring of a Wagon and Train

    • Carts & wagons; Pack animals; Packtrains; Republic of Texas
    • July 24, 1839 receipt made in Nacogdoches to H. J. Offett for the $150.00 hire of wagon and animals to carry supplies to the Sabine River for the army of the Republic of Texas. Signed by John S. Roberts, Quarter Master, and William G. Cook,...
    • 1839 Letter Douglass to Logan

    • Militias; Military officers; Frontier & pioneer life; Republic of Texas; Agriculture; Law enforcement;
    • A 1839 letter from K. H. Douglass to Captain William Logan discussing Douglass' nomination for Major General of the Militia and the need for regular protection of the frontier.
    • 1839 Marriage License

    • Marriage licenses; Republic of Texas; Seals (Impressions);
    • Marriage license issued in Nacogdoches County, Texas, to Benjamin Thomas and Martha Engledone, sworn to by Rev. Littleton Fowler, Minister of the Gospel of the Methodist Episcopal Church, filed January 17, 1839 with Clerk of Court, Daniel Lacey on...
    • 1839 Property Tax Assessment

    • Taxes; Republic of Texas; Livestock;Taxes; Cattle; Horses; Livestock; Land;
    • Republic of Texas property tax form listing for 320 acres of land valued at $820.00 and one poll tax, in Nacogdoches County and 7 head of horses and mules valued at $280.00, 40 head of cattle valued at $402.00, 30 hogs valued at $54.00 for a total...
    • 1839 Republic of Texas Deed

    • Judicial proceedings; Land; Republic of Texas
    • December 21, 1839 Republic of Texas land deed recorded in Book F pages 162 and 163, from John Walling to John Hall, signed by Daniel Lacey, Nacogdoches County Clerk, John Walling, Jesse Walling, Bartlet M. Hall, Claiborne Chisum, Thomas Chisum. ...
    • 1839 Subpoena for Witnesses

    • Law & legal affairs; Witnesses; Judicial proceedings; Republic of Texas;
    • Summons on July 9, 1839 for Alexander Loyd and A. F. Gray to appear on September 1, 1839 and give evidence in the case of Charles Richards vs. Edmond Hyde and James Perkins. Signed by C. Deen, San Augustine County, Texas District Clerk.
    • 1839 Summons for Witness in Grand Jury Trial

    • Law & legal affairs; Judicial proceedings; Trials, litigation, etc.; Evidence (Law); Republic of Texas;
    • Republic of Texas, San Augustine County, subpoena dated September 11, 1839 for Sheriff Rhoddy Anthony to summon David Barbee and T. F. Smith to appear before the grand jury and give evidence. Signed by C. Deen, District Clerk.
    • 1840 Expense Account

    • Expense accounts; Judges; Republic of Texas
    • Republic of Texas document validating $176.61 in expenses incurred by the petitioner E. Betoble, sworn in Nacogdcohes on April 13, 1840 in William Hart the Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County.
    • 1840 Interrogatory Fragment

    • Law & legal affairs; Judicial proceedings; Probate law & practice; Republic of Texas;
    • Fragment of interrogatory from the Probate Court for the estate of Lester Thompson, deceased, of Fort Bend County, Texas, signed by Commissioners Daniel T. Pritchett and Claiborne Barton. Pertaining to W. H. Patton, deceased delivered some time in...

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