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    [Archibald Wynns]. Four Republic of Texas Documents including: Archibald Wynns Money Receipt Signed "A. Wynns." One page, 8" x 3.25", n. p., October 31, 1846, regarding the transfer of $75 to G. M. Miles. Very good. [and:] Receipt for Land Purchase. One page, 8" x 5.25", Houston, Texas, August 4, n. y. (circa 1845). Receipt for $500 for the "purchase of lands" on the estate of A. M. Berry. Very good. [and:] Alexander Ewing Land Deed Signed "A. Ewing." Two pages, 7.5" x 12.5", Harris County [Texas], November 29, 1845, granting Archibald Wynns for the sum of $500 land "lying, being, and situated in the City of Houston." Alexander Ewing was a prominent doctor in Houston who had served as surgeon general of the Texas army and treated Sam Houston's wounds after the Battle of San Jacinto. Main vertical fold is tearing to the middle of the page and moderate toning. Other folds are weakened and beginning to separate. Else good. [and:] George W. Lang Power of Attorney Signed. Two pages, 8" x 12.25", n. p, July 24, 1837, appointing "Thomas Jones Handeman of Texas" as his lawful attorney charged with securing his claim to "six hundred and forty acres of land" in exchange for his military service to the Republic. Lang was a "citizen of Texas, and a private in Capt. Irwin's Company A. 1st regiment of infantry" who was on furlough in Tennessee and trying to get back to Texas. Blind embossed paper seal of Williamson County Tennessee attached. Moderately foxed with weakened folds separating near the bottom. Small ink stain in the lower half that does not affect the legibility of the text. Very good.

    More Information: Archibald Wynns was a lawyer and member of the Texas House of Representatives for the Sixth Congress who served as a private in the mission to expel Mexican General Rafael Vasquez who had seized San Antonio in 1842.

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