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The 2nd State Capitol
Photograph of the 2nd capitol building for the state of Texas. There is a attached to the bottom right hand corner of the photograph a label that reads "The 2nd State Capital [sic]. Located on the site of the present Capital [sic], Burned in 1881." The land in front of the building is terraced and a pathway extends from the entrance down the terraces.
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Esther]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Esther.
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Maria from Clinton Terry]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Maria from Clinton Terry.
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt.
Almanac, 1856.
The almanac includes general information about medicine, statistics, recipes, folk remedies, and meteorology for 1856.
[Announcement of E.M. Pease’s candidacy for governor]
A circular in which E.M. Pease announces his candidacy for governor.
[Baptist Church and Capitol Building]
Photograph of the first church building used by the Baptist Church (left) and the 1853 Capitol building (right).
[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Christiana Niles]
A letter from Lucadia Pease to Christiana Niles, her mother, whom she encourages, along with her sister Juliet, to visit the new family home. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Juliet Niles]
A letter to Juliet Niles from her sister Lucadia Pease, who discusses naming the new family home "Windsor Lawn." Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence/petition to Governor E.M. Pease]
A letter/petition, signed by multiple parties, asking Governor E.M. Pease for executive clemency for Mathias Lindberg, who had been convicted of perjury. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter/petition.
[Correspondence/petition to Governor E.M. Pease]
A letter/petition to Governor E. M. Pease from people in Mountain Valley, who complain about Indian attacks. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter/petition.
[Correspondence/petition to Governor E.M. Pease]
A letter/petition to Governor E.M. Pease from citizens of La Grange on behalf of Dr. John S. Lewellen, a local citizen who had been convicted and fined for betting on an election. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter/petition.
[Correspondence to E.M. Pease from Lucadia Pease]
The first of two letters to E.M. Pease from Lucadia Pease in which she discusses the possible purchase of a house from James B. Shaw. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to E.M. Pease from Lucadia Pease]
The second of two letters to E.M. Pease from Lucadia Pease in which she discusses the possible purchase of a house from James B. Shaw. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to E.M. Pease from Lucadia Pease]
A letter to E.M. Pease from Lucadia Pease, who expresses her happiness that they have bought a house. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to E.M. Pease from Sam Houston]
An “autograph” letter from Sam Houston to E.M. Pease. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to E.M. Pease from Sterling McNeel]
A letter to E.M. Pease from Sterling McNeel that includes a list of slaves at Darrington Plantation.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from A.J. Hamilton]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from A.J. Hamilton regarding a newspaper’s allegedly erroneous reporting of statements made by Pease. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Brigadier Major General Persifor F. Smith]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from Brigadier Major General Persifor F. Smith, who discusses the repelling of “Indian incursions.” Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Henry A. Wise, governor of Virginia]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from Henry A. Wise, governor of Virginia, regarding the protection of the “honor and interests” of slaveholding states. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from J.A. Corker]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from J.A. Corker regarding possession of a slave. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from John Bigler, governor of California]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from John Bigler, governor of California.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from M.H. Stansell]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from M.H. Stansell regarding muster rolls.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from R.L. Waddill]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from R.L. Waddill regarding murder indictments for several men not in custody—he suggests that a reward should be offered for the men—and accompanying indictments.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Secretary of War Jefferson Davis]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, who refers to Brigadier Major General Persifor F. Smith’s letter of July 29, 1854, to Pease. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Sheriff W.B. Knox, and “Wanted” poster]
A letter from Sheriff W.B. Knox of Bexar County notifying Governor E.M. Pease that some prisoners had escaped from the county jail and asking Pease to post a reward for their capture, and an accompanying “Wanted” poster. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Stephen Powers]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from a man named Stephen Powers, who complains about a judge’s behavior. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
[Deed for sale of Woodlawn]
The deed for the sale of Woodlawn from James B. Shaw to E.M. Pease.
[Drawing of the Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of an illustration of the Governor's Mansion in 1856.
[Invitation to inauguration of Clark Mills's equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson]
An invitation that Governor E.M. Pease received to the inauguration of Clark Mills's equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson.
[Jury findings or proposed jury findings in case about ownership of slaves]
Jury findings or proposed jury findings in a case ("Smith v. Cloud") about ownership of slaves. Includes typewritten transcription of the document.
Looking southwest from Governor's Mansion
Looking northwest toward the Quality Shoppe at 1104 Colorado.
[Proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitive]
A proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitive William Gibson.
[Proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitives from Louisiana]
A proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitives from Louisiana.
[Receipt for transportation of slaves]
A receipt for "hauling [E.M. Pease's] negros and goods."
[Receipt for transportation of slaves]
A receipt for the transportation of "the negro girl Emily and child belonging to Hon. E.M. Pease."
The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers; or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846; including Skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an accurate detail of the Storming of Monterey; also the Daring Scouts at Buena Vista together with anecdotes, incidents, descriptions of country, and sketches of the lives of the celebrated partisan chiefs, Hays, McCulloch, and Walker.
A narrative recounting the experiences of Texas Rangers in Texas and the actions they were involved in. Includes lists of soldiers killed and wounded.