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 Decade: 1840-1849
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Bill of sale for slaves, William Murrell to the Estate of Samuel Blair, April 2, 1845]

[Bill of sale for slaves, William Murrell to the Estate of Samuel Blair, April 2, 1845]

Date: April 2, 1845
Creator: Hays, Hugh
Description: Receipt of payment for slaves from William Murrell to the estate of Samuel Blair.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
[Bill of sale for three slaves to William Murrell, September 20, 1849]

[Bill of sale for three slaves to William Murrell, September 20, 1849]

Date: September 20, 1849
Creator: Murrell, Samuel
Description: Bill of sale for the slaves Anderson, Henry, and Maloina to William Murrell by Samuell Murrell, September 20, 1849 for $1500.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
Buckner, The County Seat of Collin County Texas

Buckner, The County Seat of Collin County Texas

Date: 1846
Creator: Hedgecoxe, H. O.
Description: Partial plat map of Buckner, Texas, historically the seat of Collin County, Texas. There is a key on the left listing lots and streets and a legal statement handwritten at the bottom. The map is encapsulated and has been framed; printed text at the bottom of the frame says: "Original plat of the first county seat of Collin County---Fort Buckner---drawn by the early surveyor, H. O. Hedgecoxe date 1846."
Contributing Partner: North Texas History Center
Entstehungsgeschichte und Gegenwärtiger Zustand des Neuen, Unabhängigen, Amerikanischen Staates Texas : Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte, Statistik und Geographie dieses Jahrhunderst / Im Lande selbst Gesammelt von G. A. Scherpf

Entstehungsgeschichte und Gegenwärtiger Zustand des Neuen, Unabhängigen, Amerikanischen Staates Texas : Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte, Statistik und Geographie dieses Jahrhunderst / Im Lande selbst Gesammelt von G. A. Scherpf

Date: 1841
Creator: Scherpf, George A.
Description: Mit zwei Karten, von Texas, Rio Grande, und dem West-Land am stillen Ocean.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Greenwood Plantation Accounts: 1844-1849]

[Greenwood Plantation Accounts: 1844-1849]

Date: 1844/1849
Creator: Wood, Green
Description: Account journal documenting daily work, conditions, and other records for the Greenwood plantation in Montgomery County, Alabama, on Augusta Ferry Road.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Elsa Vorwerk
Impugnacion al informe del señor general Santa-Anna, y constancias en que se apoyan las ampliaciones de la acusacion del Sr. diputado Gamboa.

Impugnacion al informe del señor general Santa-Anna, y constancias en que se apoyan las ampliaciones de la acusacion del Sr. diputado Gamboa.

Date: 1849
Creator: Gamboa, Ramón.
Description: Book about Santa Anna.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Journal. W.P. Huff, San Felipe de Austin, February 22, 1840

Journal. W.P. Huff, San Felipe de Austin, February 22, 1840

Date: February 22, 1840
Creator: Huff, William P.
Description: Daily Journal from the William P. Huff store in San Felipe de Austin from 1840 - 1841. Lists expenses and sales, including the names of customers. (Handwritten.)
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Laws Passed by the Ninth Congress, of the Republic of Texas.

Laws Passed by the Ninth Congress, of the Republic of Texas.

Date: 1845
Creator: Texas (Republic). Eighth Congress.
Description: This volume includes the text of acts and resolutions passed by the government of the Republic of Texas to become law. Index starts on the first page i, after page 133.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton and John B. Craig]

[Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton and John B. Craig]

Date: October 21, 1840
Creator: unknown
Description: Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton, John B. Craig, John Morton , and Samuel W. Sims, binding them in an agreement to pay Abel Bland the sum of $600.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
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