The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 45
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Reminiscences of Judge Edwin Waller.
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, heirs and executors,
administrators, and assigns, firmly by these presents, sealed with
our seals, and dated this twelfth day of April, A. D. one thousand,
eight hundred and thirty-nine.
The conditions of the above obligations are such that if the said
Edwin Waller shall faithfully and honestly perform the duties of
agent for the seat of government, agreeably to the provisions of
'An Act entitled ,an act for, the <permanent location of the seat of
government,' approved January 14, 1839, to which he has. been
appointed and duly commissioned by the President, then this obli-
gation shall cease and become null and void, otherwise to remain in
full force and virtue.
('Signed) "EDWIN WALLER, [SEAL]
"WM. T. AUSTIN, SEALI
"T-os. G. MASTERSON, SEAL1
"B. T. ARC-IER,
"THos. J. GREEN,
"Wm. G. I-LL,
"WM. SIMs HALL,
"JOHN W. HALL,
"Louis .C. COOK,
"W. B. ALDRIDGE,
(Signed) "MIRABEAU B. LAMAR."
'The penalty .of the bond was one hundred thousand dollars, and
it was found afterwards that during his, performance of this duty,
J'ud'ge Waller handled over $400,000. /If anything in the way of
testimony to his integrity were needed, more than the list of names
signed to his official bond, as sureties for the faithful execution of
his important duties, it is certainly supplied by the following letters
written to Judge Waller, one from John G. Chalmers, Secretary of
the Treasury, and the other from W. H. Collier, Acting Auditor:
"CITY OF AUSTIN,
"TREASURY DEPARTMENT, October 7, 1841.
"To Edwin Waller, Esq., State Government Agent.
"SIR:-Enclosed you will receive your bond as government agent
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