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    [Republic of Texas]. Samuel Maverick Autograph Document Signed. One page, 7.5" x 4.5", December 21, 1841. The colorful Texas statesman, cattleman, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence writes, "Received . . . from P[aschal]. P[avolo]. Borden (through the politeness of J[ohn]. P[ettit]. Borden Esq. & of Mr. Sevey and from the hands of the latter named gentleman) the Sum of Thirty dollars ($30.00) in species on a/c of a claim I have against the Estate of Moses Lapham of which . . . [illegible] P. P. Borden Esq. is Administrator. [Signed] Saml A. Maverick." Minor soiling, foxing. The text is very dark and clear. Docketed on the reverse. Purchased by the current owner from Conway Barker, Dallas, Texas, in January 1987.

    Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870) moved to San, Antonio in 1835. While there he became a lawyer, speculated on land (at his death he owned 300,000 acres), and entered politics. He also bought cattle and allowed one of his herds to roam the range. Locals soon began to use the word maverick to indicate any unbranded cow or calf. When this document was signed, Maverick, whose other namesake is Maverick County, was one of the largest land speculators in Texas. Moses Lapham (1808-1838) was also a participant in the Texas Revolution. While serving as Maverick's surveyor in 1838, Lapham's party was attacked by Comanches, and Lapham was killed. Paschal Borden was the brother of Gail Borden; John Borden, the first commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, was the son of Gail Borden.

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