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[Transcript of a Letter, January 10-12, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter, written between January 10 and 12, 1836, discussing a loan the Americans settled in Texas have received from the United States government, and the troops they expect to receive soon.
Date: [1836-01-10..1836-01-12]
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of a Loan Agreement, April 2, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript of an outline of a loan agreement between lenders and the Republic of Texas, on April 2, 1936, describing how the loans could be repaid with land.
Date: April 2, 1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of an Announcement from Sam Houston, November 18, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript an announcement from Sam Houston appointing William H. Wharton as the Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States, and noting that the citizens of the Republic of Texas have voted nearly unanimously to become a state.
Date: November 18, 1836
Creator: Houston, Samuel
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of army orders made by Sam Houston, March 2, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for army orders made by Sam Houston stating that independence has been declared and that citizens must march to the aid of the army fighting at Béxar. Also, Houston reports that it is rumored that the Mexican army may be moving to Gonzales.
Date: March 2, 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of bond originally held by Peter M. Hughes, November 2, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a bond for a piece of land originally sold to Peter M. Hughes by John Austin on behalf of Stephen F. Austin on March 17, 1833. The bond was then transferred from Hughes to J. Vaughan on December 20, 1833. Ownership of the bond was eventually transferred to Josiah T. Harrell and Leman Kelay who cancelled the bond and obtained a deed for the land on November 2, 1836.
Date: November 2, 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, in which the commissioners discuss a proposal to travel to purchase a steamboat for protection of the coastlines and to ensure safe transportation of troops, immigrants and supplies. Over the course of the correspondence, the commissioners agree on the total amount and terms of the loan that will pay for the vessel.
Date: January 21, 1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Contract Between Stephen F. Austin and Barnard E. Bee, November 25, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a contract between Stephen F. Austin and Barnard E. Bee, on November 25, 1836, which lays out the payments Bee is to make to Austin in exchange for the land he was promised. Matthew B. Williamson, clerk of Brazoria County in 1842, confirms that this contract was indeed signed by Austin and Bee.
Date: November 25, 1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History