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    "Old Three Hundred": George Huff Autograph Document Signed "Geo Huff," one page, 7.5" x 6". Austin, Texas, May 31, 1839. Original spelling. In part, "Republick of texas County of Austin to the Sheriff or any Constabl of Said County Greeting. You are Comandet to Sumans Nail Mixon and William Coopar forth with and appair Before me A justice of the Pease to Give Creendence in A Cas where the Republic of texas is Plentive and W.G.L. Foiley Defendet...Given under Hand and Seal." Tradesman George Huff was one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred," settlers who received land grants in Austin's first colony. Born in Woodville, Mississippi, Huff received title to 1.5 leagues of land on the San Bernard River in 1824, settling there with his family in 1825. In 1833 and 1834, he and one of his sons owned a business selling candles, paper, and other supplies at San Felipe de Austin; one of their customers was their friend, attorney William B. Travis who was to die at the Alamo. In 1835, Huff was in charge of provisions, arms, and ammunition sent to headquarters of the volunteer army at Gonzales. He later served as a Justice of the Peace in Austin County. Light soiling else in fine condition.

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