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    John H. Milroy Family Archive, containing four letters and two court documents, all dated between 1838 and 1852. Several of the items concern John Milroy Jr.'s legal representation of his father, John H. Milroy of Indiana, regarding the estate of James Milroy. James was a son of John H. Milroy who joined the Texas army in the late 1830s. He died of an illness in Houston in 1839. Apparently, Sam Houston corresponded with the elder Milroy about his son's death and estate, though none of his letters are included here. These items also contain much content on Texas, including descriptions of Texas, references to Sam Houston, and references to "the war in Texas [1838]." The letters also contain interesting content concerning spiritual mediums and "Black Republicans." One of the court documents is signed by John Milroy settling the estate of his single deceased son, James. The other concerns an unpaid debt to the man who attended James Milroy "during his last illness." All items have been well-cared-for.

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    October, 2010
    23rd Saturday
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