Sam Houston Document Signed "approved/Sam Houston," one page, 8" x 12.5". Washington, September 17, 1844. In full, "Republic of Texas. To Stephen T. Slater, Dr. To expenses on road and in Washington, as bearer of express from Tah-woc-cano Creek to the President, and returning - $10.- on Indian business. I certify the above to be correct." Signed "Stephen T. Slater." Born in Tennessee, Stephen T. Slater (1815-1884) was a Cherokee. He went to Texas and married the daughter of two members of Austin's Old Three Hundred. Slater was attached to the Somervell campaign in 1842, serving as a spy and scout. In 1843, he was in the Snively expedition. In an 1874 letter, Slater wrote, "We killed and captured one hundred Mexicans and were frequently engaged with Indians. I held a commission (from General Sam Houston who was then president of the republic of Texas,) as Indian agent. I brought the Comanches in and they made a treaty with the whites, near where the town of Marlin stands." On August 6, 1844, Pres. Houston appointed Slater as agent to various tribes of Indians residing on the frontier. Slater's mission was to encourage adherence to the terms of the treaty of peace between the Republic of Texas and all of the Texas tribes except the Wichita and Comanche, concluded on September 29, 1843, and ratified early in 1844. Docketed on verso by three Texas officials. Near fine condition.

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