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    [Slavery]. Texas Declaration Signer Asa Brigham Document Signed. One page, 7.75" x 12.25". "Department of [the] Brassos [sic] Jurisdiction of Columbia"; January 20, 1835. A promissory note in the amount of four hundred dollars to H.W. Bozeman owed by Robert Stevenson and J.S.D. Byron, due 12 months from the date of the note. Two slaves, "a certain negro woman named Fanny aged about sixty years and also a certain negro woman named Clarissa aged about thirty years, now in the possession of sd Stevenson" are listed as security for the note. Asa Brigham signs below as Alcalde. Also signed by Asa Mitchell, one of Austin's Old Three Hundred. Mitchell fought at the Battle of Velasco and the Battle of San Jacinto, and had a role in the formation of the Declaration of November 7, 1835. From the Robert E. Davis Collection.

    Condition: Fragile, with separations at folds that have been reinforced on verso with archival tissue. Bits of paper loss affecting two words. With toning and a few stray ink stains.


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