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[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.)
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.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Sculptor]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Louis Bartolome Somoza, who is helping with refurbishment of the sculpture at the Sam Houston Grave, in Oakwood Cemetery, in Huntsville; Argentine sculptor Somoza has volunteered his time and skills, and is replacing the broken off toes of Houston from the granite sculpture on the grave.
Date: November 21, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society