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    Sam Houston Signature and Carte de Visite. The signature, cut from a larger document, measures 7" x 3.5", n.d., n.p. The carte de visite, 2.5" x 4", shows an older Houston with piercing eyes and stern countenance standing near a table. Sam Houston was a congressman from Tennessee who moved to Texas where he became president of the Republic after defeating Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. When Texas joined the Union, he served as senator for three terms, then governor. At the start of the Civil War, Houston refused to pledge allegiance to the Confederate States of America and was discharged as governor. He died two years later in Huntsville, Texas. Images of Houston are almost as scarce as his signature. The CDV has slight discoloration at the top. Both CDV and letter are lightly toned and near fine.

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