DescriptionRichard Royster Royall Autograph Document Signed. One page, 8" x 5.75". Matagorda, November 24, 1835. At top: "No 1". In full: "Col Howard / Dr Sir / The Bearer Wm Baxter is on Company as Commander of 6 persons on their way to Labahia and are out of Provisions in San Felipe and this - places The Merchants furnish such on their way to camp which will no doubt be Respected by the Committee and final paid by the Govt. it will be well to have Mr B Recd and only for articles of Necessity."
Royall arrived in Texas in 1832, and was an early proponent of independence. He attended the Convention of 1833, and served as chairman of the Matagorda Committee of Public Safety in September 1835; and the following month served as chairman of the Central Committee at San Felipe, which functioned to raise men, arms, and funds in the opening stages of the Revolution. The draft offered here is numbered "1", and may be the very first issued by Royall in his role as chairman.
Condition: Uneven toning with bold ink, and a few areas of dampstaining. Uneven margins along bottom and right, and a small bit of paper loss occurring at the fold along the left margin.
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