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    Sam Houston: 1860 State of Texas Treasury Warrant Document Signed "Sam'l Houston" on the verso. A partly-printed document, 8.5" x 3.2", February 3, 1860. The warrant is issued to "James E. McCord Atty for 37 men" for $441.10 dollars, cut of any money appropriated by act of February 3rd, 1860 for "Protection of the Frontier," this amount being services rendered in Capt. Burleson's Company. Signed in the last months of Houston's administration as Texas governor, after the national election in which Houston was an oft-cited hopeful candidate. When Texas seceded from the Union on February 23, 1861, Houston opposed the move and refused to swear an oath to the Confederacy. He was deposed on March 18 and he permanently withdrew from public life. Hand canceled with acid ink on obverse, but this does not detract from this scarce item.

    Condition: Fine.


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    January, 2009
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