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[Decrees of Mexican Government, dated November 2-4, 1822]

Description: Act of installation of the Meeting... according to the imperial decree of 31 of the last Octe. Copy by Antonio de Mier, 6 l.s Signatories: Juan Francisco (Bishop of Durango), Antonio de Mier, and Francisco Velasco. Reference to: Election of Marquess of Castañiza; speech by Iturbide; text of Organic Bases of the National Meeting Instituyente, originally signed by Jose Manuel Herrera and rubric of Iturbide; siege of San Juan de Ulúa; administration of oath of office; text of speech by President; voting for officers; candidates: Castañiza, Juan Bautista de Arispe, José María Bocanegra, Bonifacio Fernández, Toribio González, Miguel Guridi y Alcocer, Pedro Labairu, Miguel Larrainaga, Ramón Martínez de los Ríos, Mariano Mendiola, Isidro Montúfar, Juan José Quiñones, Antonio José Valdez, Antonio Mier y Villagómez, and Lorenzo Zavala; list of members taking oath: José María Abarca, Antonio Aguilar, Mariano Aranda, Pascual de Aranda, Francisco Argandar, José María Becerra, Pedro Celis, José María Cobarrubias, Antonio Elosúa, Carlos Espinoza de los Monteros, Luciano Figueroa, Manuel Flores, Refugio de la Garza, Manuel Ignacio Gutiérrez, José Antonio Gutiérrez de Lara, Martín Inclán, Agustín de Iriarte, Antonio de Iriarte, Manuel López de la Plata, Ambrosio Martínez de Vea, Conde de Miraflores, Antonio Morales de Ibáñez, José Vicente Orrantes, Manuel Ortiz, Francisco Pérez Serrano, Marqués de Rayas. Joaquín Román, Francisco Ruiz, Francisco Uraga, Francisco Velasco, and Tomás Veltranena. Absent: Manuel Álvarez, Pedro Arroyabe, Simón Elías González, José Ignacio Esteva, Luis Mendizábal, Juan Nepomuceno Mier y Altamirano, Salvador Parras, José Francisco Peralta, and Jacinto Rubí, plus candidates. extra candidates. November 2, 1822. November 4, 1822. November 2, 1822. Herrera, Jose Manuel: List of the Delegated Gentlemen designated by S. M. I. so that they compose the Meeting that is to replace the extinguished Congress.... Mexico, Imperial Imprint. 1 l. f. 7-7v. Printed sheet with name of Jacinto Rubí ...
Date: November 2, 1822
Creator: Herrera, José Manuel; Francisco, Juan & Iturbide, Agustin de
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Partner: Other

[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Letter from Atilano Sanchez to Mariano, March 13, 1857]

Description: Transmittal of copies of documents in the reform of the Fundación de la Obra Pía; efforts to save the organization from destruction; opposition of “los principales en lo científico” Juan José Espinosa de los Monteros, Juan Francisco Azcárate, and Andrés Quintana Roó, directed by Francisco Sánchez de Tagle; mercantile opposition by Lorenzo Carrera; benefits obtained by Lorenzo Zavala for editing the “Decreto sentencia expoliatoria”; financial support given group by Francisco González Agüero; opposition of deputies and senators; provisions of benefactress' will changed; appointment of Patronos; fear of ministry of Lerdo; election of president; fear of spending of all money derived from “tratado pendiente” with the United States; effort to withdraw Jesuits from supervision of the Obra pía; denuncia made by Promotor Robledo; appeal to Pedro Escudero; “El Impreso del S. Vélez”; exclusion of Jesuits from Hacienda pública confirmed by Santa Anna in 1843; limits on amortization.
Date: March 13, 1857
Creator: Sanchez, Atilano
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, January 3, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis discussing the trip back from Emma's house, and his feelings on Emma being "promised" to another man. Lines from a poem or song are included.
Date: January 3, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer