Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    [Washington-on-the-Brazos Township] Samuel Lusk Promissory Note Signed. One page, 7.75" x 2.75", October 17, 1836, Washington. One of the earliest documents related to Washington Township. Age-toned with docketing on verso; fine.

    More Information:

    Samuel Lusk (1800-1861) immigrated to Texas in 1835 and settled near Washington. He served in Sam Houston's army, but did not fight at the Battle of San Jacinto (he was assigned to protect the women and children). He was later a member of the Texas Republic's convention that ratified annexation to the U.S.

     

    The township, located in Washington County, Texas, was originally named Washington, but was often called Washington-on-the-Brazos after the Civil War. In 1835, General Houston made Washington his headquarters. The Convention of 1836 was held there and the Declaration of Independence was signed there in March 1836. The township was officially incorporated June 5, 1837 by the Texas Congress.



    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 670

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 September 17 The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part IV Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part IV Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424