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.

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