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A REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MANUSCRIPT, SAM HOUSTON, SIGNED, GIFTS THE SPUR OF SANTA ANA LOST IN THE BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO TO DOCTOR, JUNE 7, 1836,

hand-inscribed ink on paper, from "Gen. Sam Houston, President of Texas," his location in New Orleans, Louisiana, he writes on the eve of his return to Texas, to Dr. Carr, of Assumption, Louisiana, "Dear Sir, Specifically to the request of a friend. I present you with a Mexican Spur taken from Genl. Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto on the 21st April last - As you are an amateur of curiosities, this may be considered an addition to your collection and as such please take care of it until applied for, Very respectfully yours truly, Sam Houston," the return address on the exterior of the letter, "Genl. Sam Houston, President of Texas, N. Orleans 7th June - 1836 - Accompanied by one of the spur's of Santa Anna.," the interior with a note by Dr. Carr, "On the day of the date of this letter Genl. Houston left New Orleans on his return to Texas by the way of Red River in the Steam Boat Caspian at 5 o'clock P.M., S. Ino. Carr." 10" x 16"

Provenance:Estate of Dr. Paul E. Shutts, Houston, Texas.

Condition:

Some mild tone and small tears, support added at crease partially covering return addressee name, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age.

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Price Realized
$17,000
09/20/2020

 

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