DescriptionWilliam Houston Jack Autograph Letter Signed "Wm. H. Jack". 1 page, 8" x 10", Galveston, September 8, 40 to Abner Smith Lipscomb requesting that he "...send to Edward Andrews Esq Post Master at San Luis a copy of the transactions of the laws of Coahuila & Texas with the proper Seal and certificate. I wish to send them to the United States to be read in evidence and you know best, the mode of certifying..."
William Houston Jack (1806-44) soldier and member of the Republic of Texas Congress. Born in Georgia, Jack emigrated to Texas in 1830 becoming an active resister to the Mexican government in 1832 following the arrest of his brother and others. He was an author of the revolutionary Turtle Bayou Resolutions. During the revolution he participated in the capture of Goliad and commanded Texas troops at the Grass fight on November 26, 1835. Light dampstain, expected folds, tear at top margin repaired with laid paper on verso, else near fine. Another fine, rather scarce example. From the collection of Darrel Brown.
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