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Plan of the City of Austin

Description: Photograph of the survey map of the City of Austin 1839. Surveyed by L. J. Pilie and Charles Schoolfield, drawn by L. J. Pilie.
Date: 1839
Item Type: Map

[Correspondence to E.M. Pease from R.M. Forbes]

Description: A letter to E.M. Pease from R.M. Forbes, who discusses political issues, including the recent repeal of “The Negro Law.” Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Date: December 2, 1841
Creator: Forbes, R.M.
Item Type: Letter

[Affidavit regarding seizure of slaves]

Description: An affidavit—related to a legal dispute between William R. Smith and John W. Cloud ("Smith v. Cloud")—by Sheriff William McMaster regarding his seizure of a female slave named Grace and her three children.
Date: January 2, 1844
Creator: McMaster, William
Item Type: Legal Document

[Bill of sale for purchase of slave]

Description: A bill of sale for William McMaster’s purchase of a slave named Harriet from William B. Smith—E.M. Pease was a witness to the transaction. Includes typewritten transcription of the document.
Date: January 2, 1844
Item Type: Text

The 2nd State Capitol

Description: 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.
Date: [1853, 1881]
Item Type: Photograph