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[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

Presidential Proclamation

Description: Proclamation issued by Lincoln concerning designation of areas in rebellion and emancipation in those areas.
Date: January 2, 1863
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

Description: Bill of sale of 45 year old slave woman (Cate) to James S. Hanna at auction at Brenham court house. Text of document: The State of Texas, Washington County April 5th A.D. 1852 Know all men by these presents, that whereas on the 16th day of November A.D. 1849, Davis [...] Recovered & obtained a judgment against Charles J. C. Lockhart, R. Autrey and A. B. [...]lurey for the sum of three hundred and seven[ty] seven dollars & twenty eight cents, together with Cost of suit, on which judgment an execution was issued on the 22nd day of March 1852, and come to hand the same day and by the power and authority vested in m[e] I proceeded to Levey on a certain negro woman by the name of Cate about forty five years old, more or less and being regularly advertised according to law to be sold on the fifth day of April A.D. 1852, at the court house door in th[e] town of Brenham at public out cry upon which James S. Hanna became the purchaser he being the highest and best bidder, for the sume of two hundred and sixty dollars. I John H. Day shirriff [sic] of law do sell and convey to the aforesa[id] James [S.] Hannah All the right titel [sic] and interest taht said Charles J. C. Lockha[rt] had or possesed [sic] in said negro for even, in witness whereof I do hereunto set, my hand, this date above written. John H. Day, [Sheriff] W. C.
Date: April 5, 1852
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Receipt to Hartford Howard, October 15 1852]

Description: Receipt for Hartsford Howard in the amount of seven hundred and forty six dollars and fifty cents. This amount was paid in full for a thirty-five year old slave. The document is dated October 15, 1852.
Date: October 15, 1852
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Thoughts on the proposed annexation of Texas to the United States

Description: A book containing Theodor Sedgwick’s opinions about the annexation of Texas to the United States. The book contains discussions of issues that arise if Texas is annexed to the United States Union. A couple of the issues addressed are slavery and diplomatic relations between Texas and Mexico.
Date: January 1, 1844
Creator: Sedgwick, Theodore
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries