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A REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MANUSCRIPT, SAM HOUSTON, SIGNED, LETTER TO SAM MAY WILLIAMS, CEDAR POINT AND GALVESTON, SEPTEMBER 1, 1841,

hand-inscribed blue ink on Ives, Stergas & Co. cream laid watermarked paper, written from Sam Houston's summer home in Cedar Point to banker Sam May Williams of Galveston, Texas; a friendly letter where Sam Houston bemoans he is not getting paid for debts owed, asking for advice to get paid, and informs him that he will travel to Washington D.C. from September to October, "...I will make some money - millionaires priority in the D.C., and particularly when the system of Government enforces "Robbery" as a legal resource. With best regards to the Mrs. and yourself, Sam Houston." 10" x 16"

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

Condition:

Some losses, creases, ink bleed, stains, tape, red wax, blue indigo "Post Office Department United States of America Officially Sealed," stamp at center, pencil markings, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized
$1,700
09/20/2020

 

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