[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
[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
[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
[Bill of sale for the slave "Joe" to William Murrell by D.S. Wade, May 15, 1854]

[Bill of sale for the slave "Joe" to William Murrell by D.S. Wade, May 15, 1854]

Date: May 15, 1854
Creator: Wade, D.S.
Description: Bill of sale for the slave "Joe" to William Murrell by D.S. Wade, May 15, 1854 for $835.
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
Presidential Proclamation

Presidential Proclamation

Date: January 2, 1863
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham
Description: Proclamation issued by Lincoln concerning designation of areas in rebellion and emancipation in those areas.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

Date: April 5, 1852
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill of sale of 45 year old slave woman (Cate) to James S. Hanna at auction at Brenham court house. Text of document: The State of Texas, Washington County April 5th A.D. 1852 Know all men by these presents, that whereas on the 16th day of November A.D. 1849, Davis [...] Recovered & obtained a judgment against Charles J. C. Lockhart, R. Autrey and A. B. [...]lurey for the sum of three hundred and seven[ty] seven dollars & twenty eight cents, together with Cost of suit, on which judgment an execution was issued on the 22nd day of March 1852, and come to hand the same day and by the power and authority vested in m[e] I proceeded to Levey on a certain negro woman by the name of Cate about forty five years old, more or less and being regularly advertised according to law to be sold on the fifth day of April A.D. 1852, at the court house door in th[e] town of Brenham at public out cry upon which James S. Hanna became the purchaser he being the highest and best bidder, for the sume of two hundred and sixty dollars. I John H. Day shirriff [sic] ...
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
The Texas Historian, Volume 59, Number 4, May 1999

The Texas Historian, Volume 59, Number 4, May 1999

Date: May 1999
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
The Texas Historian, Volume 56, Number 1, September 1995

The Texas Historian, Volume 56, Number 1, September 1995

Date: September 1995
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
The Texas Historian, Volume 36, Number 5, May 1976

The Texas Historian, Volume 36, Number 5, May 1976

Date: May 1976
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
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