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Who is W. T. Eldridge?

Description: Pamphlet taking a position against the prison reform ideas of W.T. Eldridge, a businessman who ran the Imperial Sugar Company. The political commentary is addressed to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Legislative Investigating Committee, and the Members of the Legislature of Texas. It includes several letters, question-and-answer transcripts and other documentation discussing Texas legislation and policies related to prisons.
Date: August 1913
Creator: Dunovant, Adelia A.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Letter from Sam Houston to Charles Sims, August 12, 1838]

Description: Letter with orders from Sam Houston to Charles Sims instructing him to proceed to various Indian tribes to assure them that they will have peace. The text reads: Nacogdoches, Texas 12th Aug, 1838 to Charles Sims, Sir, You will proceed to the various Tribes of Indians, and assure them them [sic], that no harm is in=tended towards them, but that the Treaty shall be [...] with them, and that they shall have their homes and their lands, and Peace will be kept with them; Tell them my words shall not perish= Let them remain at peace! It is said that whitemen [sic] intend to march against the Indians this is false! no such thing has even been thought of. Bad men may say so, but good men will not! Good men will [...]. Your Salary will be at the rate of five dollas a day. I am [...] Sam Houston.
Date: August 12, 1838
Creator: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Bank Draft]

Description: Bank draft to T.C. Zimmerman, Holland, from T.G. Wick, Matagorda; in the amount of $1200 to be paid from the account of G.D. Langster, Oosterhoud, Netherlands.
Date: August 6, 1838
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Bank Draft]

Description: Bank draft to T.C. Zimmerman, Holland, from T.G. Wick, Matagorda; in the amount of $1200 to be paid from the account of G.D. Langster, Oosterhoud, Netherlands.
Date: August 6, 1838
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum