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    Sam Houston Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, 7.75" x 9.5", Huntsville, Texas, October 1, 1857, to Colonel Fanthorp, Anderson, Texas. It reads, "If you can find time to send your waggon [sic], I will present you my grand shelling machine. I can make no use of it, and to you who have much to shell it will be valuable. I would rather that you should have it than any other friend. It was by mistake that it was sent to me! Write and let me know when you can send for it. I expect to be absent over [a] week to Nacogdoches. In the meantime write to me here. Mrs. Houston joins in best regards to Mrs. Fanthorp, Mrs. & Miss Duff, yourself & family." Large area of browning in center of sheet, smoothed folds and stains. The letter, however, remains stable and is quite legible. Good condition. Sam Houston was serving Texas as a U.S. Senator at the time he penned this letter. Its recipient, Henry Fanthorp, came to Texas in 1832 and operated a well-known inn that would in time become the nucleus of Anderson, Texas.

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