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tx015.jpg (88582 bytes)1837 REPUBLIC OF TEXAS PROVINCE LAND GRANT FOR MILITARY SERVICE.AMS, Houston, Nacogdoches County [sic], Republic of Texas March 4th, 1837. 12 ½” x 7 ½”, 3pp manuscript . Complicated transaction to Samuel Jones who is entitled to, from the Republic of Texas, for services as a volunteer soldier from Tennessee, etc, along with George W. Browning, who was to survey land and receive a third of the land. The is an addendum on page 3, from the state of Texas, 1851.(tx15)); $sold

tx014.jpg (173215 bytes)1838 REPUBLIC OF TEXAS ELECTION DOCUMENT.AMS, 9 7/8” x 15 Ύ” , folded to 4pp (9 7/8” x 7 7/8”). [San Felipe de Austin] September 3, 1838.Austin County, Republic of Texas. One side lists the electors for the Election of President, Vice President, Senator and Representative for the Republic of Texas, verso has tallies for the offices. M.B. Lamar received 46 votes, D.G. Burnett 38. Signed by the clerk, I. M. Pennington who was one of the earliest teachers in Stephen F. Austin's colony (The Handbook of Texas). Fine condition. Very rare. (W.469); SOLD

tx016.jpg (45236 bytes)REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. 1839 AMS, receipt, 4 Ύ” x 7 Ό”. Document involving important Texas personages: Edward Burleson and Richard Fox Brenham. “Republic of Texas. To Dr. R.F. Brenham for medical & surgical attention to Capt. F. Kennymon for 12 days dressing wound, &c $100 Austin, Nov 18, 1839. Approved Dec 17th, 1839 Ewd Burleson, Col. __met, 1st R. Infty. Small kiss of paper b/l corner, and bottom center (affecting the word after Col.), o/w VG. (Tx16)); $675.

Burleson. Edward. Edward Burleson, son of Nancy (Christian) and James Burleson, was born in 1793 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Tije family moved to Tennessee and from there to Alabama. In 1813 he married Sarah G. Owen in Madison County, Alabama. Six of their children survived infancy. In 1814 the Burlesons moved to Missouri, where Burleson commanded a company of militia in Howard County and was later colonel of the first regiment in Saline County. In 1823 he moved to Tennessee and for a time was a lieutenant colonel and then colonel of a regiment in Hardeman County. Burleson arrived in Texas in 1830. On April 4,1831, he received title to a league of land in Stephen F. Austin's second colony in present Bastrop County. He was a delegate from Mina Municipality to the Convention of 1833 at San Felipe. At Gonzales on October 10, 1835, he was elected colonel of the only regiment organized under Austin and succeeded in command when Austin was sent by the provisional government as commissioner to the United States. On December 18th, when the army was encamped outside Bexar, Burleson wasa elected to succeed Philip A. Sublett' as colonel of infantry On March 12, 1836, at Gonzales, Burleson was elected colonel of the 1st Regiment of Texas Volunteers and commanded that group at the battle of San Jacinto. He was elected brigadier general of the militia in 1837 and in 1838 was appointed of colonel of the first regiment of infantry of the regular army. Burleson was a member of the House of Representatives from Bastrop County in the Second Congress, 1837-1838, and a member of the Senate in the Third Congress, 1838-1839. He laid out the town of Waterloo in 1838 and in July, 1839, commanded the regulars in the Cherokee War, in which Chief Bowles was killed. In 1840 Burleson raised a volunteer company for the pursuit of Indian raiders but arrived too late to participate in the Plum Creek Fight q' on August I:, 1840.0n September 6, T841, Burleson was elected vice-president of the Republic of Texas and was inaugurated on December 10. He was a candidate for the presidency in 1844 against Anson Jones and was defeated largely through the efforts of Sam Houston. During the Mexican War, Burleson served on the staff of James Pinckney Henderson. Burleson was senator from the Fifteenth District in the First and Second Legislatures, 1846-1849, and was elected president pro tempore. He moved to Hays County and built a home near the spring at the head of the San Marcos River. He represented the Sixteenth District in the Third and Fourth Legislatures, continuing to serve as president pro tempore at the time of his death, December 26, 1851, at the home of N. C. Raymond in Austin. The Austin Masonic Lodge conducted his funeral services at what became the State Cemetery, with Guy M. Bryan delivering the eulogy.On March 24, 1846, Burleson County was named in his honor.

Brenham. Richard Fox. Richard Fox Brehham, the son of Robert and Mary M. (Fox) Brenham, was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, about 1810. After attending Transy]vania College in Kentucky, he came to Texas, where he served in the Texas Army from June 15 to September 15, 1836. He was issued a 320 acre tract of land in Cooke County as bounty for his services. He practiced medicine until 1841, when he was appointed by President Mirabeau B. Lamar as one of the commissioners of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. Brenham was arrested with other members of the expedition and imprisoned in Mexico. On being released he returned to Austin and, on November 18, 1842 joined the Somelvell Expedition.. When that force disbanded, Brenham went with several hundred other men on the Mier Expedition and was captured by General Pedro Ampudia. On February 11, 1843, at Salado, Mexico, the prisoners rebelled against their guards and Brenham was killed. In 1844, the town of Brenham in Washington County was named in his honor.


tx011.jpg (365187 bytes)REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. Consulate of the Republic of Texas, for the port of New Orleans. Certification of Authenticity of a Document. 9” x 7 ½”. New Orleans: Norman, Steel &. Co., Printers. Partly printed broadsheet, filled in and dated July 17, 1843. The broadsheet prints the date as eighteen hundred and thirty___, and was probably printed in 1836. Henry Bundington name is in manuscript, as vice consul, the imprinted consul name of William Bryan has been crossed out. The accompanying document to which this document references is not present.(Some minor wear and a few fold lines, overall VG-Fine cond. Tx11); $sold

tx012.jpg (96208 bytes)REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. Returns of Licenses. Manuscript document, 1840-43. 15 ½” x 12 ½”. Returns of Licenses issued , granted by Ezekiel Williams, Clerk of Gonzales County (Republic of Texas, though not stated). Lists date of issuance, name, purposes, etc. Most involved the retailing of spirits. Split on fold lines, repaired with archival document tape. Some minor loss of paper at intersection fold lines. (Tx12);$675.

tx013.jpg (103964 bytes)1839 REPUBLIC OF TEXAS ORDINANCE- COURTHOUSE.Ordinance by Corporation of San Felipe de Austin that the "House Built by the Corporation" Be Given Free to Austin County for a Courthouse (legal transfer of property). A.M.S. San Felipe de Austin, 13th day of December A.D. 1839. 12 12“ x 8“, Internal piece missing with loss of “por” in word “Corporation"; has been folded with tears along folds. Signed by William B. Gayles, who was Secretary of the Town of San Felipe de Austin and made this contemporary copy from the ecords. Rare and probably unique.(Tx.13):sold

tx018.jpg (369901 bytes)1827 TEXAS  PROVINCE,  MEXICO  LAND  DEED-  AUSTIN'S  300.  AMS. August 24th, 1827. 8" x 6 1A", Manuscript document by Johnson Calhoun Hunter: "Laid off a Piece of Land for William Bloodgood.. .granted unto Enoch Brinson by the Mexican Nation, etc.. Hunter came to Texas in 1821, practiced medicine, traded medical supplies, and was one of Stephen F. Austin's original 300. He was also a surveyor, and he had surveying disagreements whose land is here surveyed. Both Bloodgood and Brinson are in the Handbook of Texas. A very scarce document.(Tx.018):$1500.

Hunter, Johnson Calhoun, born in North Carolina on May 22, 1787. He received a diploma in medicine about 1805. In 1813 he and his wife, the former Martha Herbert of Virginia, were living in Circleville, Ohio, where Hunter practiced medicine, taught school, had a mercantile business, and acted as county judge. In 1817 he moved to New Madrid, Missouri, and after the earthquake there, he, in 1821, made an exploratory trip to Texas, going as far as San Antonio, where he left a supply of medicines with the Juan Martin Veramendi family. On that trip he selected ]and near the Nacogdoches road crossing of the Colorado River. The vessel bringing the Hunter family (including five children) to Texas was wrecked on Galveston Island in June, 1822. After repairing the boat the Hunters proceeded to the mainland at the future site of Morgan's Point or New Washington. He acted as trader, as a surveyor (and as such had disagreements with Enoch Brinson, John liams, and John R. Harris ), and practiced medicine, As one of the Old Three Hundred, Hunter received title to a sitio of land in present Harris County on August 10, 1824. The census of 1826 listed him as a farmer and stock raiser with a household including his wife, four sons, two daughters, and three servants. In 1829 Hunter moved to present Fort Bend County, bought part of the Randal Jones survey, and developed the Hunter plantation on Oyster Creek. For fifty years the Hunter home was a landmark in the Richmond area. The family retreated from the plantation at the time of the Runaway Scrape; the Mexican Army camped there for three days; and both Mexican and Texan troops subsisted on cattle belonging to Hunter. In October, 1836, Hunter was postmaster at Rocky Well, on the road between San Felipe and Liberty. He died at his plantation home on May 29,1855, and was buried in the family cemetery known as the "Brick Church Graveyard." .

Bloodgood, William. A native of either New York or New Jersey, came to Texas in 1824 with the Enoch Brinson family, Mrs. Bloodgood and Mrs. Brinson being sisters. As one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, Bloodgood received title to a sitio of land in present Chambers and Harris counties on August 10, 1824. The census of March, 1826, listed him as a carpenter, aged between twenty-five and forty. He had a wife, Lucy, and one son. Brinson and Bloodgood had a disagreement over the boundary between their land on Cedar Bayou in 1827. In June, 1834, WiJliam B. Travis" was employed by Bloodgood to write a deed of land to W. D. Smith. By June, 1835, when Bloodgood made out a character certificate and application for land at Nacogdoches, he had three children. He served on a Harrisburg grand jury in March, 1838. In January, 1846, he was present at a Harris County meeting to nominate a sheriff. Aged fifty, he was still living in Harris County in 1850.


tx017.jpg (257666 bytes)EARLY STATE OF TEXAS COURT DOCUMENT. 1845 manuscript blank court document, County of Brazoria, Sept 26, 1845 5” x 8”. Appears to have had additional text but uncertain as to the extent . Though mostly in manuscript, there are two areas to have been filled in, and is unused.(Tx.017)' $275



tx009.jpg (85363 bytes)JOHN C. MASON AUTOGRAPH- TEXAS RANGER . 2 1 /4" x 5" light lined paper “John C. Mason, Owingsville Ky” (verso has signature of C.F.Holland?, Hampton.) Fine condition. (W.478)$100.00
MASON, John Calvin, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., August 4, 1802; attended country and city schools in Montgomery County and Mount Sterling Law School in Lexington, Ky.; was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1823; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mount Sterling; engaged extensively in the manufacture of iron; member of the State house of representatives in 1839, 1844, and 1848; served in the war with Mexico in 1846 and 1847 in Ben McCollough's company of Texas Rangers, Worth's division, under General Taylor; wounded in the Battle of Mon­terey; sent to Washington, D. C., with dispatches to President Polk; on March 9, 1847, was appointed by President Polk "quartermaster with the rank of major in the service of the United States for gallantry on the field"; moved to Owingsville, Bath County, Ky., in 1847; elected as a Jackson Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; elected to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857­March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, S. C., in 1860; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Douglas and Johnson in 1860; during the Civil War served with Texas State troops from Brenham, Tex. ("Graybeards" in service of the Confederate States of America), in 1863; died in August 1865 near New Orleans on board a steamer on the Mississippi River en route from Texas to Kentucky; interment in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.

w499.jpg (124523 bytes)FRANCIS LUBBOCK SIGNED 1862 TEXAS LAND GRANT. 12 1/2" x 14 3/4" 1862 State of Texas Land Grant, signed by Governor Francis Lubbock, to a John Burgess for 160 acres in Presidio County. Has two different embossed seals. Overall VG, original folds, some light damp staining (though not as pronounced as the photo illustrates, the scan of the signature is more indicative of the color of the document. (W. 499 ); $425.
LUBBOCK, FRANCIS RICHARD (1815-1905). Francis R. Lubbock, governor of Texas, was born on October 16, 1815, in Beaufort, South Carolina, He pursued a business career in South Carolina and then in New Orleans, and continued his business activities when he moved to Texas in 1836. In 1837 Lubbock moved to Houston, Texas, where he opened a general store; during the 1840s he began his ranching operations. Lubbock was a lifelong Democrat, and he began his association with the Democratic party during the nullification crisis in South Carolina in 1832. In Texas he continued his political involvement and was appointed comptroller of the Republic of Texas by President Sam Houston. He was also elected clerk of the Harris County district court and served from 1841 to 1857. In the 1850s Lubbock was active in state Democratic politics. In the party convention of 1856 he fought against the American (or Know-Nothing) party. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1857 but lost his race for reelection in 1859, when Sam Houston and Edward Clark were elected. In 1860 Lubbock served as a Texas delegate to the national Democratic convention at Charleston, where the southern delegation walked out in opposition to the Democratic platform and Stephen A. Douglas, the party's nominee. After the southerners' second walkout on the Democrats at Baltimore, the southern Democratic party nominated John C. Breckinridge at their convention in Richmond, Virginia, a convention chaired by Lubbock. In 1861 Lubbock won the governorship of Texas by only 124 votes. As governor he staunchly supported the Confederacy and worked to improve the military capabilities of Texas. He chaired the state military board, which attempted to trade cotton and United States Indemnity Bonds for military goods through Mexico. He also worked with the board to establish a state foundry and percussion-cap factory. Lubbock vigorously supported Confederate conscription, opposing draft exemptions for able-bodied men as unfair and the substitution system as advantageous to the wealthy. Viewing the use of whites in government contracting and cattle driving as wasteful, he encouraged their replacement with slaves to increase enlistment. Aliens residing in Texas were also made subject to the draft. Lubbock exempted frontier counties from the Confederate draft and enlisted their residents for local defense against Indian attack. When his term of office ended, Lubbock chose to enter the military service. He was appointed lieutenant colonel and served as assistant adjutant general on the staff of Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder. He organized troop-transport and supply trains for the Red River campaign against Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks. Lubbock was later transferred to the staff of Brig. Gen. Thomas Green. After Green's death, Lubbock's commander was Maj. Gen. John A. Wharton, whom Lubbock assisted in raising additional Texas troops for the Red River operations. In August 1864 Lubbock was appointed aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis and traveled to Richmond. As an expert on the Trans-Mississippi Department, he provided Davis with firsthand information on the war west of the Mississippi River. At the end of the war Lubbock fled Richmond with Davis and was captured by federal authorities in Georgia. He was imprisoned in Fort Delaware and kept in solitary confinement for eight months before being paroled. After his release he returned to Texas. He soon tired of ranching and went into business in Houston and Galveston, where he served as tax collector. From 1878 to 1891 he was treasurer of the state of Texas. From 1891 until his death he continued to live in Austin, where he died on June 22, 1905. 

w386a.jpg (80536 bytes)TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILROAD. Large format 9" x 16" albumen image of a Texas & Pacific engine and tender.  Strong graphic image exhibits nice tonality and contrast, image trimmed to mount ,  small amount of burnishing in sky area (maybe eraser markings, can only be seen at an acute angle). (W.386); $975.


tx005.jpg (266504 bytes)VALENTINE,PRESIDIO CO, STORE EXTERIOR. Albumen image, 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 on 6 3/4 x 10 cream mount. View of the Keesey store, site on a murder and robbery. According to the Cameron Herald newspaper, Aug 1895 " a little boy in the store ran out and told D. Elsberry, the railroad watchman, who then went to the store, meeting the robbers and as they departed, open fire and Elsberry was killed. No photographer's id. Vertical crease in center of mount,not affecting image, small diagonal crease b/r corner, o/w VG. (Tx005); $pending  

tx024.jpg (230694 bytes)TEXAS - INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, EL PASO 1916 - Original hand tinted silverprint photograph, , 8 x 10 ,on board.,  No photographer's id. a few light surface scratches not affecting image, VG. (Tx024); $165.   

tx007.jpg (95843 bytes)HUNTER WITH RIFLE - FT. WORTH TEXAS. Cabinet card of man holding rifle. Lorenz, Fort Worth Texas imprint. Some rubbing of image along center, o/w VG. (Tx07); $245. 

tx008.jpg (408976 bytes)1880 MENARD COUNTY SHERIFF's ARREST WRIT FOR CATTLE THEFT. 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" State of Texas writ ordering the Sheriff of Menard County to take into custody "A. Cook" for the charge of theft of neat cattle. The document originates from Milan County District Court. Fold lines, two dime size pieces missing from top and bottom edge, split half way through diagonal fold. (Tx.08); $125. 

tx023.jpg (459778 bytes)TEXAS – 1869 COURT DOCUMENT AFFADAVIT REGARDING STRAY STEER IN HAYS COUNTY.   State of Texas, County of Hays, April 16, 1869, 12 “ x 7 1/2pen manuscript court affidavit. . W. Earnest makes statement that a stray Steer, with a brand of “F.P.” has been running on his property for twelve months, and that no owner has been found, along with court judgement  Overall fine cond. Tx23. $275.   



Senator Robert J. Walker of Mississippi, a key Tyler ally, issued a widely distributed and highly influential letter, reproduced as a pamphlet, making the case for the Lone Star Republic's immediate annexation. In it, Walker argued that Texas could be acquired by Congress in a number of ways – all constitutional – and that the moral authority to do so was based on the precepts for territorial expansion established by Jefferson and Madison. Senator Walker  offered analysis on the significance of Texas with respect to slavery and race. He envisioned Texas as a corridor through which both free and enslaved African-Americans could be "diffused" southward in a gradual exodus that would ultimately supply labor to the Central American tropics, and in time, empty the United States of its slave population.This "safety-valve" theory "appealed to the racial fears of northern whites" who dreaded the prospect of absorbing emancipated slaves into their communities in the event that the institution of slavery collapsed in the South.

tx116.jpg (322114 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF ROBERT  WALKER . Letter of Mr. Walker, of Mississippi, Relative to the Reannexation of Texas: in Reply to the Call of the People of Carroll County, Kentucky, to Communicate His Views on that Subject. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed at the Globe Office, 1844.  A  fine copy with some a very light crease, minor wear and very light soiling. 32 pp. Streeter. STREETER TEXAS 1556A. RADER 3568. SABIN 101067. HOWES W42 (Tx116) $125. 




tx113.jpg (226804 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP.  ROBERT WALKER. Letter of Mr. Walker, of Mississippi, Relative to the Reannexation of Texas: in Reply to the Call of the People of Carroll County, Kentucky, to Communicate His Views on that Subject. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed at the Globe Office, 1844. A fair- good copy with a liquid stain on the bottom right corner, a couple very light creases, and  foxing and some wear. 32pp.Streeter. STREETER TEXAS 1556A. RADER 3568. SABIN 101067. HOWES W42 .(Tx.113); $70.







tx112.jpg (211457 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP. DROMGOOLE. .Speech of Mr. Dromgoole, of Virginia, on the Annexation of Texas: Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 24, 1845 . Dromgoole, George Coke . Washington [D.C.]: Printed at the Globe Office, 1845. 9” x 5.5 “. 16pp.  Disbound. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy, Some foxing and age toning of paper. Pro-annexation speech. Amer. Imprints 452068. Streeter: Texas A64.(Tx112); $65. eb  





tx121.jpg (282464 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP. BRINKERHOFF . Speech of Mr. J. Brinkerhoff, of Ohio, on the Annexation of Texas. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed at the Globe Office, 1845. A very good copy with some light soiling and foxing. 8 pp. See scan.(TX121); $55.eb






tx119.jpg (207800 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP.  FICKLIN.  Speech of Mr. O. B. Ficklin, of Illinois, on the Annexation of Texas. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed at the Globe Office, 1845. A very good copy with some soiling and foxing. 7 pp. See scan. (TX119); $45. 






tx118.jpg (190071 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP.  YANCEY.  Speech of Hon. Wm. Lowndes Yancey, of Alabama, on the Annexation of Texas to the United States. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed by Harris & Heart, 1845. A very good copy with some light soiling and very light foxing. 14 pp. See scan. (Tx.118); $55.





tx117.jpg (324737 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP.  HUDSON.  Speech of Mr. Charles Hudson, of Mass., on the Annexation of Texas. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed by J. & G.S. Gideon, 1845. Copy is in good condition with a few creases, most minor, and some light wear and soiling. 15 pp. See scan.(Tx.117);$55.






tx115.jpg (223885 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP.  CALEB SMITH.  Speech of Mr. Caleb B. Smith, of Indiana, on the Annexation of Texas. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed by J. and G.S. Gideon, 1845. A good copy, though it has some liquid stains, soiling and wear. 15 pp. See scan. (Tx.115); $55. 





tx114.jpg (402050 bytes)WEST – TEXAS -  ANNEXATION DOCUMENT – 1845 SPEECH OF  REP. GIDDINGS  Speech of Mr. J. R. Giddings, of Ohio, Upon the Annexation of Texas. 8 Ύ” x 5 ½”. Printed at Gideon’s office, 1844. A very good copy with some very light wear and soiling. 15 pp. See scan. (Tx114); $55. 







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