[Affidavit regarding seizure of slaves]

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An affidavit—related to a legal dispute between William R. Smith and John W. Cloud ("Smith v. Cloud")—by Sheriff William McMaster regarding his seizure of a female slave named Grace and her three children.

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[3] p.

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McMaster, William January 2, 1844.

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An affidavit—related to a legal dispute between William R. Smith and John W. Cloud ("Smith v. Cloud")—by Sheriff William McMaster regarding his seizure of a female slave named Grace and her three children.

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[3] p.

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Niles-Graham-Pease Papers

The materials in this collection relate to multiple generations of three notable American families, all connected to former Texas Governor Elisha Pease and his wife, Lucadia (née Niles).

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  • January 2, 1844

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McMaster, William. [Affidavit regarding seizure of slaves], legal document, January 2, 1844; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth712443/: accessed October 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.