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1857 Petition by Heirs

Description: Petition by the heirs of Lorenzo de Zavala for payment of his salary as Vice President
Date: 1857
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Texas State Library and Archives Commission

1861 Petition by Heirs

Description: Petition by the heirs of Lorenzo de Zavala for lands he was entitled to under his impresario contract. The 1861 type-script has a manuscript appended.
Date: 1861
Creator: Jones, William H.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Texas State Library and Archives Commission

[Certified Marriage Record of Zavala and West]

Description: A certified Marriage record of Lorenzo de (Lawrence) Zavala and Emily West. Took place November 12, 1831 at R. C. Church of Transfiguration by the Rev. Felix Varela. New York. Copied from the Parish Register on October 11, 1900.
Date: October 11, 1900
Creator: R. C. Church of the Transfiguration
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Court transactions of Eleven leagues of land from Don Fernando del Valle to Zavala, November 11, 1833]

Description: Valle granting permission to conclude the sale to Zavala of the eleven leagues of land which he possesses as his own in Texas. And the documents transferring power of ownership and land rights of the eleven leagues of land to Emily de Zavala. This is a typed translation that was filed in Houston County in 1905.
Date: November 14, 1905
Creator: Valle, Fernando del
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Election Returns

Description: Certification that Lorenzo de Zavala is one of seven Delegates to the Consultation for the Municipality of Harrisburg. Vote for delegates to the 1836 Convention. Includes: Statements of elections held in various houses in the Municipality. A list of voters and votes received (includes de Zavala's name as a voter) Compiled return showing Zavala with 115 votes.
Date: October 8, 1835
Item Type: Text
Partner: Texas State Library and Archives Commission

[Harrisburg Election] October 8th, 1835

Description: An official statement that Zavala was one of the seven Delegates selected to represent the Jurisdiction of Harrisburg
Date: October 8, 1835
Creator: Richardson, Geo F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Texas State Library and Archives Commission

[Land grant title to John Bevil granted by Lorenzo de Zavala, October 29, 1834]]

Description: Title of Possession of Land given to John Bevil October 28, 1834. Included are all the legal transactions made between Texas Government and authorized persons included in Bevil's Title of Land process. This copy is a translated copy by P.H. Buckley.
Date: December 22, 1915
Creator: General Land office of the State of Texas
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Anthony Dey, May 5, 1834]

Description: Letter from Anthony Dey to unknown person: On granting 200 Poles to settle in Zavala's granted land between the Sabine River and the town of Nacogdoches. New York, May 5, 1834. Anthony Dey was the New York attorney for the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company.
Date: May 5, 1834
Creator: Dey, Anthony
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, April 22, 1837]

Description: Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, widow of Lorenzo de Zavala, dated April 22, 1837 from New Orleans. The letter refers to her sadness after her son Henry and many friends have left the city. Mrs. Zavala, with her three children and a servant, traveled from Texas to New Orleans on the schooner Flash, arriving March 20, 1837. She and Mrs. Mexia had been friends in Mexico in 1832. Mrs. Zavala and her children left New Orleans for New York on April 9, 1837, thirteen days before Mrs. Mexia wrote this letter to her. The letter also references Lorenzo de Zavala Jr., the son of Lorenzo de Zavala and stepson of Mrs. Emily de Zavala. Lorenzo, Jr. arrived in New Orleans from Texas on April 10, and sometime after April 22 left New Orleans for New York. Charlotte Mexia was married to Jose Antonio Mexia.
Date: April 22, 1834
Creator: Mexia, Charlotte
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History