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[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

[Plaque About Sam Houston]

Description: Photograph of a Texas Historical Commission plaque describing the time Sam Houston spent in San Augustine, Texas. A red door is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Plaque in Front of Roche Building]

Description: Photograph of a plaque about Sam Houston's whittling site in front of the red Roche building in Huntsville, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Documents relating to the Texas Cherokees]

Description: Certified copy of a Cherokee Indian Treaty obtained for legal action in the late nineteenth century. The first document is a certified copy of the 1835 treaty obtained by Sam Houston and John Forbes. Also included are various power of attorneys from W.P. Adair, C.N. Vann, J. Elliot Condict, and John C. Fremont. There is also a signed power of attorney executed by the Chief representatives of the Cherokee Indian Nation in Indian Territory.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Transcript of Letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, May 5, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, on May 5, 1836, addressing the battle of San Jacinto and commending them for their dedication to the liberty of Texas. There is also a list of the dead and wounded from the same battle.
Date: May 5, 1836
Creator: Houston, Sam
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Charles Moore]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore relating stories he heard from a man named Nicholas while riding on the train. The man claimed to be represent a publisher out of Philadelphia. In his early years in Texas, long before the "War of Unpleasantness," he traded a law library worth of books to Governor Henderson in exchange for land. He says that Sam Houston claimed that Texas annexation would have occurred 10 years earlier if they had followed a plan that Governor Jackson had set up. Robert E. Lee also refused to write his biography because it would involve him relating a negative story about Jefferson Davis. Apparently, Lee had recommended they surrender early in the war because continuing would devastate the Confederacy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to James H. Raymond from Sam Houston, October 1, 1943]

Description: Letter to James H. Raymond requesting payment of $240 to L. Y. Torrey & Brothers from the Executive Contingent Fund (of which Raymond is acting treasurer). An additional note dated several weeks later notes receipt of the money.
Date: {1843-10-01, 1843-10-20}
Creator: Houston, Sam
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Sam Houston the fourth]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Sam Houston the fourth, great-grandson of Sam Houston, heading out for Army duty in El Paso.
Date: July 16, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: McCrea]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about actor Joel McCrea arriving in Texas to promote his motion picture "The First Texan."
Date: June 12, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Republic of Texas

Description: Overview of the history of the Republic of Texas from establishment to annexation into the United States. Illustrations of prominent figures and events are interspersed. On the back are listings of significant dates and a selected bibliography for more information.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Wagon purported to be Sam Houston's stagecoach]

Description: Photograph of a stagecoach purported to belong to the late General Sam Houston, photographed by Byrd Williams to make post cards for his store in Gainesville.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script:Wynne chapel]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Austin College in Sherman opens its one hundred ninth year with a convocation in Wynne Chapel and dedication of a new chapel gifted to the college from the Toddie Lee Wynne family of Dallas. Doctor Harold Muller directs the Austin College choir in the dedication anthem "Onward Ye Peoples." Dr. Elliot then turns the key over to the schools president John D. Moseley. Then in the chapels steeple, the Sam Houston Bell is wrung as it was a gift from the Texas patriot. The address is given by House Speaker Rayburn of Bonham, praising the constitution of the United States saying 59 men locked in a room wrote the greatest document in history and none of its fundamentals have changed.
Date: September 15, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections