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[Flyer for Ku Klux Klan Day]

Description: Printed handbill advertising Ku Klux Klan and Klan-related events at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas, dated Wednesday, October 24, [1923]. Reverse side contains application for membership in the Ku Klux Klan.
Date: 1923
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Appointment certificate

Description: Appointment of Bryan Callaghan as Notary Public for Pecos County, Texas; notation on back of document indicates Callaghan was underage and the certificate returned
Date: May 19, 1872
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Pattern

Description: Pattern draft to weave coverlet, "Rattlesnake in Wilderness". Text written at the bottom says, "The begining [sic] of the Rattle Snake in the Wilderness."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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

Petition to the State Legislature

Description: Petition by citizens of Harris County to the State Legislature, asking to legalize barbed wire. A logo at the top of the page says, "Glidden's Patent, Steel Barb Fence Wire, Galvanized or Japanned." There is a description of the proposal followed by a list of handwritten signatures. Handwriting on the back of the page says, "Harris Co., Feb. 14/79" with additional notes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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

A Map of the United States of Mexico, As organized and defined by the several Acts of the Congress of that Republic, Constructed from a great variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H.S. Tanner.

Description: Front cover and inside front page of a hand-colored engraved pocket map of Texas and Mexico showing major roads, settlements, and empresario grants; insets of statistics, distances, Harbor of Vera Cruz, and roads from Vera Cruz and Alvarado to Mexico.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum