Sam Houston Judicial Commission Signed as the third president of the Republic of Texas; countersigned by Anson Jones as secretary of state. One page, 8" x 10", April 8, 1843, Washington[- on-the-Brazos]. Houston's large, bold signature with paraph is at the top of the document, to the right of the large blind-embossed Republic of Texas seal. The document reads in part: "By the President of the Republic of Texas. To all whom these presents shall come, - Greeting: - Whereas, our trusty and well-beloved citizen, Edwin Leroy Patton has been duly elected to the office of Chief Justice of the County of Robertson, we do hereby grant him, the said Edwin Leroy Patton full authority to exercise and discharge all and singular the duties, obligations and trusts, to the said office appertaining, by the Constitution and Laws of the said Republic." Includes a carte de visite (2.5" x 4") of Edwin Patton. Fragile at the folds, with some separation and minor paper loss. Very good.

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