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New Map of Texas, with the contiguous American & Mexican States

Description: Hand-colored map of Texas showing adjacent territories, grants, and states. Regions are shaded in various colors. Text boxes around the map include information on "Land Grants," "Rivers of Texas," and "Remarks on Texas."
Date: 1835
Creator: Young, J. H.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Letter from Austin with Map]

Description: Hand-written instructions concerning land surveys along the coast, signed by S. F. Austin. He mentions Duke, Nelms, and [Rales]. On the reverse, a map of the land survey is sketched with notes about dimensions. In the digital version, the first page is included twice - the second time a hand-written transcription of the letter is pictured beneath the original.
Date: November 1, 1830
Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Independence of Texas

Description: Report from Committee on Foreign Affairs stating that the U.S. government should recognize the independence of Texas.
Date: February 18, 1837
Creator: United States. Congress. House.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Government Bond

Description: Printed government bond from Consolidated Fund of Texas to Leslie Combs, Houston, for 50 shares valued at $5,000
Date: [c. 1839]
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Government bond

Description: Printed government bond from Consolidated Fund of Texas to McKinney and Williams, Houston, for 10 shares valued at $1,000
Date: 1839-07-[14]
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Marriage License]

Description: Marriage license for Erich Cox and Sarah Scott who married in Washington County, Republic of Texas.;
Date: August 2, 1837
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Bond

Description: Republic of Texas Bond for 100 pounds sterling signed by Mirabeau B. Lamar
Date: 1839
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Field notes

Description: Field notes for survey of land in Nacogdoches County; maps included
Date: 1838
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Land Survey

Description: Land survey of 640 and 1280 acres in Nacogdoches County; signed by B. A. Vansickle, Abraham Gibson, and W. H. Ferris for George H. Wright, Hansel Wright and Michael Snyder
Date: 1838
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

"Esh-Tah-Hum-Leah, or the Sleepy Eye: A Sioux Chief

Description: Hand-colored lithograph of Sioux chief Esh-Tah-Hum-Leah visible from the waist up; he is wearing feathers in hair and has two braids, a scarf around his neck, and blanket over his right shoulder.
Date: 1836
Creator: Newsam
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Treaty of Velasco

Description: 1836 copy of the Treaty of Velasco; negotiated by Sam Houston to achieve peace between Texas and Mexico.
Date: 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum