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    [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.

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    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.

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