DescriptionCharles S. Taylor Legal Documents (Two) Signed. Both documents are affixed together. The first document is four pages (8.5" x 13") and written in Spanish in 1836 while Taylor was still land commissioner, likely before Texas declared its independence from Mexico. It is signed "Carlos S. Taylor, Com." (it is also signed by Gustavus Hart and Bennett Blake). Affixed to the lower margin of page four is a yellow page (8" x 5") written in English and dated March 29, 1838. It reads in part, "Republic of Texas, County of Nacogdoches. Personally appeared before me, Charles S. Taylor, Chief Justice of said County and Ex-Officio, Notary Public, Adolphus Sterne, who being duly sworn, saith that he is acquainted with the signature of Gustavus Hart & Bennett Black that he has see them write, and that he believes the signatures to the annexed document to be genuine." Taylor has signed this document "Charl. S. Taylor/ C[hief]. J[ustice]. of the County." Docketed on verso.
Charles Taylor (1808-1865) settled in Texas as a merchant in 1830. In 1835 he was appointed land commissioner. He played an active role in the Texas Revolution, signing the Declaration of Independence in 1836. Later that year, he was appointed Nacogdoches County's chief justice. The four-page Spanish document has some separations along the folds.
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