[Sam Houston vs. James F. Perry, Executor]

[Sam Houston vs. James F. Perry, Executor]

Date: December 14, 1837
Creator: unknown
Description: Legal case of Sam Houston, Apellant, vs. James F. Perry, Executor.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Letter from Charles Moore]

[Letter from Charles Moore]

Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore relating stories he heard from a man named Nicholas while riding on the train. The man claimed to be represent a publisher out of Philadelphia. In his early years in Texas, long before the "War of Unpleasantness," he traded a law library worth of books to Governor Henderson in exchange for land. He says that Sam Houston claimed that Texas annexation would have occurred 10 years earlier if they had followed a plan that Governor Jackson had set up. Robert E. Lee also refused to write his biography because it would involve him relating a negative story about Jefferson Davis. Apparently, Lee had recommended they surrender early in the war because continuing would devastate the Confederacy.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from Sam Houston to Charles Sims, August 12, 1838]

[Letter from Sam Houston to Charles Sims, August 12, 1838]

Date: August 12, 1838
Creator: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Description: Letter with orders from Sam Houston to Charles Sims instructing him to proceed to various Indian tribes to assure them that they will have peace. The text reads: Nacogdoches, Texas 12th Aug, 1838 to Charles Sims, Sir, You will proceed to the various Tribes of Indians, and assure them them [sic], that no harm is in=tended towards them, but that the Treaty shall be [...] with them, and that they shall have their homes and their lands, and Peace will be kept with them; Tell them my words shall not perish= Let them remain at peace! It is said that whitemen [sic] intend to march against the Indians this is false! no such thing has even been thought of. Bad men may say so, but good men will not! Good men will [...]. Your Salary will be at the rate of five dollas a day. I am [...] Sam Houston.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Photograph of Sam Houston

Photograph of Sam Houston

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sam Houston
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Plaque About Sam Houston]

[Plaque About Sam Houston]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of a Texas Historical Commission plaque describing the time Sam Houston spent in San Augustine, Texas. A red door is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
[Plaque in Front of Roche Building]

[Plaque in Front of Roche Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of a plaque about Sam Houston's whittling site in front of the red Roche building in Huntsville, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
[Documents relating to the Texas Cherokees]

[Documents relating to the Texas Cherokees]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Certified copy of a Cherokee Indian Treaty obtained for legal action in the late nineteenth century. The first document is a certified copy of the 1835 treaty obtained by Sam Houston and John Forbes. Also included are various power of attorneys from W.P. Adair, C.N. Vann, J. Elliot Condict, and John C. Fremont. There is also a signed power of attorney executed by the Chief representatives of the Cherokee Indian Nation in Indian Territory.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
[Transcript of Letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, May 5, 1836]

[Transcript of Letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, May 5, 1836]

Date: May 5, 1836
Creator: Houston, Sam
Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, on May 5, 1836, addressing the battle of San Jacinto and commending them for their dedication to the liberty of Texas. There is also a list of the dead and wounded from the same battle.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History