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 Resource Type: Letter
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Decrees of Mexican Government, dated November 2-4, 1822]

[Decrees of Mexican Government, dated November 2-4, 1822]

Date: November 2, 1822
Creator: Herrera, José Manuel; Francisco, Juan & Iturbide, Agustin de
Description: Act of installation of the Meeting... according to the imperial decree of 31 of the last Octe. Copy by Antonio de Mier, 6 l.s Signatories: Juan Francisco (Bishop of Durango), Antonio de Mier, and Francisco Velasco. Reference to: Election of Marquess of Castañiza; speech by Iturbide; text of Organic Bases of the National Meeting Instituyente, originally signed by Jose Manuel Herrera and rubric of Iturbide; siege of San Juan de Ulúa; administration of oath of office; text of speech by President; voting for officers; candidates: Castañiza, Juan Bautista de Arispe, José María Bocanegra, Bonifacio Fernández, Toribio González, Miguel Guridi y Alcocer, Pedro Labairu, Miguel Larrainaga, Ramón Martínez de los Ríos, Mariano Mendiola, Isidro Montúfar, Juan José Quiñones, Antonio José Valdez, Antonio Mier y Villagómez, and Lorenzo Zavala; list of members taking oath: José María Abarca, Antonio Aguilar, Mariano Aranda, Pascual de Aranda, Francisco Argandar, José María Becerra, Pedro Celis, José María Cobarrubias, Antonio Elosúa, Carlos Espinoza de los Monteros, Luciano Figueroa, Manuel Flores, Refugio de la Garza, Manuel Ignacio Gutiérrez, José Antonio Gutiérrez de Lara, Martín Inclán, Agustín de Iriarte, Antonio de Iriarte, Manuel López de la Plata, Ambrosio Martínez de Vea, Conde de Miraflores, Antonio Morales de Ibáñez, José ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Copy of an unsigned letter discussing means to remove Zavala from Mexico State. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833

Copy of an unsigned letter discussing means to remove Zavala from Mexico State. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833

Date: January 8, 1833
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of an unsigned letter discussing means to remove Zavala from Mexico State. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833. From the Carlos García y Arriaga Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Contributing Partner: Other
[Letter from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Francisco Pizarro Martinez, June 5, 1836]

[Letter from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Francisco Pizarro Martinez, June 5, 1836]

Date: June 5, 1836
Creator: Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Description: Letter from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Francisco Pizarro Martinez, from Velasco, Texas.
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
[Letter from Atilano Sanchez to Mariano, March 13, 1857]

[Letter from Atilano Sanchez to Mariano, March 13, 1857]

Date: March 13, 1857
Creator: Sanchez, Atilano
Description: Transmittal of copies of documents in the reform of the Fundación de la Obra Pía; efforts to save the organization from destruction; opposition of “los principales en lo científico” Juan José Espinosa de los Monteros, Juan Francisco Azcárate, and Andrés Quintana Roó, directed by Francisco Sánchez de Tagle; mercantile opposition by Lorenzo Carrera; benefits obtained by Lorenzo Zavala for editing the “Decreto sentencia expoliatoria”; financial support given group by Francisco González Agüero; opposition of deputies and senators; provisions of benefactress' will changed; appointment of Patronos; fear of ministry of Lerdo; election of president; fear of spending of all money derived from “tratado pendiente” with the United States; effort to withdraw Jesuits from supervision of the Obra pía; denuncia made by Promotor Robledo; appeal to Pedro Escudero; “El Impreso del S. Vélez”; exclusion of Jesuits from Hacienda pública confirmed by Santa Anna in 1843; limits on amortization.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
[Letter to William Murrell regarding taxes, October 3, 1862]

[Letter to William Murrell regarding taxes, October 3, 1862]

Date: October 3, 1862
Creator: Hicks, E.B.
Description: Letter from tax assessor E.B. Hicks to William Murrell. Taxes of $32.72 assessed on 27 slaves and 17 horses.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
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