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    Mirabeau Lamar Autograph Letter Signed, "M. B. Lamar". One page, 5" x 7.5" February 6, 1844, Washington [D.C.], to "Col. Thos. W. Ward". In this letter, Lamar gives Ward permission to take possession of the "premises belonging to Wm. Moreland at the City of Austin". It is unclear by what authority Lamar gives this permission. Lamar notes that this possession will be insecure, since he does not know what Moreland's eventual intentions are for the property. Lamar (1798-1859) had served as the second elected president of the Texas Republic from 1838 through 1841. When he wrote this letter, he was a private citizen lobbying the U.S. Congress for Texas annexation. While in Washington, Lamar was given a courtesy seat in the U.S. Senate. Texas Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. "Peg Leg" Ward (1807-1872) of New Orleans volunteered in the Texas cause in 1835 and was an organizer of the New Orleans Greys. He lost his leg in a battle in December 1835. Age-toned with marginal chipping, though text is not affected. Near very good.

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