[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Transcript of a resolution offered by D. C. Barrett to the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas, December 11, 1835]

[Transcript of a resolution offered by D. C. Barrett to the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas, December 11, 1835]

Date: December 11, 1835
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of transcript for a resolution made by Don Carlos Barrett to the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas acknowledging Stephen F. Austin's efforts on behalf of Texas.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, On This Field

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, On This Field

Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "On this field on April 21, 1836 the army of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston, and accompanied by the Secretary of War, Thomas J. Rusk, attacked the larger invading army of Mexicans under General Santa Anna. The battle line from left to right was formed by Sidney Sherman's regiment, Edward Burleson's regiment, the artillery commanded by George W. Hockley, Henry Millard's infantry and the cavalry under Mirabeau B. Lamar. Sam Houston led the infantry charge."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries