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Court record, map of San Antonio River area

Description: Sam S. Smith, clerk, certifies that tract of land along San Antonio River is correctly surveyed, platted and recorded; map included with an area shown as the ‘Town Tract’
Date: October 18, 1852
Item Type: Map
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Washington County legal documents

Description: Deed for 149 1/5 acres from Gibson Kuykendall to Barzillai Kuykendall, Jr. for $150. Land situated on West Yegua on San Antonio Road.
Date: [1859]
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Washington County legal documents

Description: Bond between John G. W. Pierson of Montgomery County and James K. T. Walton and Lewis G. Dupree of Washington county with William Tom for $2,000 for three negro slaves.
Date: [c. 1850]
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

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] of law do sell and convey to the aforesa[id] James [S.] Hannah All the right titel [sic] and interest taht said Charles J. C. Lockha[rt] had or possesed [sic] in said negro for even, in witness whereof I do hereunto set, my hand, this date above written. John H. Day, [Sheriff] W. C.
Date: April 5, 1852
Item Type: Legal Document
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[Claim certificate: Nicholas M. Smith]

Description: Claim from [L.B. Shand] and John M. Swisher to State of Texas for $67.50 for service in Somervell campaign by Nicholas McNutt
Date: October 3, 1853
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

The Poems of Frank Myrtle: including The Land of Shadows and the American Melodies.

Description: Front cover, spine, title page, and accompanying note from a book of poetry by Frank Myrtle. The accompanying note (dated 2/18/1919) reads, "Poems of Rev. C. L. Spencer, who wrote and pub. this volume while living at Washington, Texas. He died in 1908 at Navasota, Tex. I was formally acquainted with him and bought this copy from his wife. E. L. Shettles."
Date: 1858
Item Type: Text
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"Mode of Catching Wild Horses on the Prairies, Texas"

Description: Picture taken from "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion" which shows men on horseback catching wild horses. This document also includes the text description about the engraving.
Date: June 26, 1852
Item Type: Clipping
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