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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1850-1859
The 2nd State Capitol

The 2nd State Capitol

Date: [1853, 1881]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 2nd capitol building for the state of Texas. There is a attached to the bottom right hand corner of the photograph a label that reads "The 2nd State Capital [sic]. Located on the site of the present Capital [sic], Burned in 1881." The land in front of the building is terraced and a pathway extends from the entrance down the terraces.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Esther]

[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Esther]

Date: 1857-04-18/1857-04-20
Creator: Pease, Elisha Marshall
Description: An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Esther.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Maria from Clinton Terry]

[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Maria from Clinton Terry]

Date: December 10, 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Maria from Clinton Terry.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt]

[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt]

Date: May 5, 1856
Creator: unknown
Description: An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Almanac, 1856.

Almanac, 1856.

Date: 1856
Creator: Duffau, Francis T.
Description: The almanac includes general information about medicine, statistics, recipes, folk remedies, and meteorology for 1856.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Announcement of E.M. Pease’s candidacy for governor]

[Announcement of E.M. Pease’s candidacy for governor]

Date: May 26, 1851
Creator: Pease, Elisha Marshall
Description: A circular in which E.M. Pease announces his candidacy for governor.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Baptist Church and Capitol Building]

[Baptist Church and Capitol Building]

Date: 1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the first church building used by the Baptist Church (left) and the 1853 Capitol building (right).
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Christiana Niles]

[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Christiana Niles]

Date: July 26, 1859
Creator: Pease, Lucadia
Description: A letter from Lucadia Pease to Christiana Niles, her mother, whom she encourages, along with her sister Juliet, to visit the new family home. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Juliet Niles]

[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Juliet Niles]

Date: October 31, 1859
Creator: Pease, Lucadia
Description: A letter to Juliet Niles from her sister Lucadia Pease, who discusses naming the new family home "Windsor Lawn." Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence/petition to Governor E.M. Pease]

[Correspondence/petition to Governor E.M. Pease]

Date: 1855-uu-uu
Creator: unknown
Description: A letter/petition, signed by multiple parties, asking Governor E.M. Pease for executive clemency for Mathias Lindberg, who had been convicted of perjury. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter/petition.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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