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[City Council Notes, November 1861]

Description: Notes describing a city council session regarding taxes paid to the state and county. A later statement at the end of the document announces that elections will be held on December 9, 1861.
Date: {1861-11-13, 1861-11-26}
Creator: Laredo (Tex.)
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Laredo Aldermen Oaths]

Description: Text of the oath of office for aldermen in the city of Laredo, signed by four people on January 1, 1867 (partially missing) -- J. M. Rodriguez, Clemente I. Salinas, Nicolas San[...], and Elestavio Cam[...] -- and signed by Francisco Farias on January 5. Both statements are witnessed by the mayor of Laredo, Agustin Salinas.
Date: {1867-01-01, 1867-01-05}
Creator: Laredo (Tex.)
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
Date: {1863-08-15, 1863-08-17..1863-08-18}
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from the Laredo Mayor to the Military Commander, October 28, 1866]

Description: Letter written form the mayor of Laredo (Augustin Salinas) to the military commander (Major A. J. Hogan) requesting that a building occupied by the military be turned over to the city council for its use. A reply from the commander at the end of the text requests that any further communication be written in English.
Date: {1866-10-28, 1866-10-30}
Creator: Salinas, Agustin & Hogan, A. J.
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
Date: {1863-08-15, 1863-08-17..1863-08-18}
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in plows: "The invention consists in so attaching a revolving disk, cutter, or colter to the beam of the plow that it will rotate on its own axis, and vibrate laterally, to accommodate itself to the line of draft or direction of the beam of the plow; also, in the means used by which the revolving cutter or colter is attached to the beam of the plow, and having the means of swiveling or turning in the beam to accommodate itself to the line of draft of the plow" (lines 22-31) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 28, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for an improved seed-planter "which will deposit the seeds in the requisite quantities and proper distances apart, and which will cover and mark the bills, so that a plowman will not be at a loss where to start at the commencement of a new row, and after having passed around tree-stumps or other obstructions, as he can always see the marks on the preceding rows" (lines 16-23) with illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1869
Creator: Woods, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department