Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Austin County Officer Election Results. Three pages, bifolium to 8" x 12.5", Austin County, March 16, 1839. The election was held "for the purpose of Electing one Captain one first and one second Lieutenant for Beat No. 3 in the above [Austin] County." Two columns of thirty-four names are found below on the first page. The names of the candidates and the vote tally is found on the interior pages and signed below by election judges John F. Pettus, a participant in the siege of Bexar and Battle of San Jacinto, J. P. Shelburne, and Robert Kleberg, another veteran of San Jacinto and one of the guards of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna following his capture, clerks Daniell Symonds and Charles Fordtran, a surveyor who, along with Friederich Ernst signing as "presiding officer," founded the town of Industry, the first permanent German settlement in Texas. Evenly toned with folds, else fine.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    3rd Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 617

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 8 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $653,611