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    Sam Houston Partially Printed Document Signed as president of the Republic of Texas. One page, 16.5" x 13" (sight size), November 20, 1844, Austin, Texas, on vellum. The document is a grant of four "labors" (708 acres) of land in Bowie County from the Republic of Texas to Payton S. Wyatt. Cosigned by Texas Land Commissioner Thomas W. Ward. The land grant has an embossed seal of the Republic of Texas affixed by the original ribbon in the lower right corner. The "Sam Houston" signature is particularly large, 5.75" long, and clear. Usual folds and fine.

    Sam Houston, serving as commanding general during the Texas Revolution, was very grateful to Captain Peyton S. Wyatt who, in November 1835, raised the "Huntsville Volunteers" in Huntsville, Alabama and started for Texas. Wyatt left Alabama with about thirty men and "fifty first rate U. S. Muskets" borrowed by Captain Wyatt from the arsenal of the State of Alabama. When he arrived at Washington-on-the-Brazos, late in December, the force had grown to approximately seventy men. In February 1836, General Houston ordered Wyatt to return to the United States to recruit more troops. Most of the men who had traveled with him remained in Texas and were killed at the Goliad Massacre or at the Battle of the Alamo. Sam Houston and Wyatt remained close until the captain's death in 1847.


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