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    Mirabeau B. Lamar Document Signed "Mirabeau B. Lamar" as President of Texas and "Abner S. Lipscomb" as Secretary of State, [Whiting's Press: Austin], one page, 9" x 11". Austin, November 17, 1840. Partly printed, completed in manuscript. Appointment of "Thomas Wm Ward by and with the advice and consent of the Senate to the office of Notary Public for the County of Travis..." Capt. Thomas Wm (Peg Leg) Ward had fought at the siege of Bexar in December 1835, during which he lost his leg to a cannonball. Two months after this appointment, Lamar appointed Ward Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas; he served until 1848. He was later Collector of the Port of Corpus Christi and U.S. Consul in Panama, New Granada (Colombia). Docketed on integral by Ward: "File 403/Commission as/Notary Public/Novr. 17th 1840./Thos. Wm. Ward." Tiny tears and creases along right margin, and a few incidents of foxing, otherwise very good to near fine.

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