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Historic Plaque, Parker County C. S. A.

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Weatherford, Texas. It reads: "Parker County C. S. A. Part of a colonial grant to S. M. Williams and Stephen F. Austin, father of Texas, but with no permanent settlers before 1850, this county was created in 1855 and named for Isaac Parker, its legislative sponsor. By 1860 it had 4,213 people and in 1861 its voters favored secession 535 to 61. Oliver Loving, a settler, was an official stock raiser, furnishing beef to the Confederacy in the Civil War. He and 18 other men organized a full-time patrol against the frequent, bloody Indian raids. Citizens of adjacent counties took refuge here. In 1864 three local men were charged with treason. One admitted inviting Federal General J. G. Blunt to come from the Cherokee nation and give Parker County protection from the Indians. General John R. Baylor, a local rancher, was an officer in the Arizona-New Mexico campaign to make the Confederacy an ocean-to-ocean nation, and after victories there became Governor of Arizona. He was in the Confederate Congress from 1863 to 1865. Parker County sent the Confederate army nine companies. Its Company E, 19th Texas Cavalry, served in Parsons' Brigade--which fought over 20 engagements in three years with considerable distinction. (1964)"
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Transcript of Invoice of Sundry Merchandise Tools, etc., Sent to Illinois for the Account of S. and M. Austin [1800]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from invoice for merchandise tools and other items for the account of Moses and Stephen F. Austin, which contains an itemized list of items, quantities ordered, the value of the items represented in Virginia currency and the conversion of the value of those items to silver. A sampling of items from the invoice include: blankets, nails, chisels, keys, scales, and drying pans.
Date: 1800
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864 & Mersch, Ch. Fr.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The Cabin Book; or, Sketches of Life in Texas.

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Transcript of Resolution from the General Council of the Provisional Government to Stephen F. Austin, Decemeber 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a resolution from General Council of the Provisional Government to Stephen F. Austin, in which the council resolves to acknowledge Austin's repeated sacrifices on behalf of Texas and wish him well in his recently appointed role as Commissioner to the United States.
Date: December 11, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texian Loan Agreement

Description: Certificate issued to Robert Triplett acknowledging the first installment of a payment on a loan from the Government of Texas, with details about the loan agreement.
Date: January 11, 1836
Creator: Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Austin with Map]

Description: Hand-written instructions concerning land surveys along the coast, signed by S. F. Austin. He mentions Duke, Nelms, and [Rales]. On the reverse, a map of the land survey is sketched with notes about dimensions. In the digital version, the first page is included twice - the second time a hand-written transcription of the letter is pictured beneath the original.
Date: November 1, 1830
Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Colonists Forced the Mexican Authorities

Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It says: "In June, 1832, the colonists forced the Mexican authorities at Anahuac to release Wm. B. Travis and other from unjust imprisonment, the battle of Velasco, June 26, and the Battle of Nacogdoches, August 2, followed; in both the Texans were victorious. Stephen Fuller Austin, "Father of Texas," was arrested January 3, 1834, and held in Mexico without trial until July, 1835. The Texans formed an army, and on November 12, 1835, established a provisional government."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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