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    Texas Declaration Signer John W. Moore Signed Receipt. Two sheets joined along the center with three wax seals to a size of 7.5" x 9.75". Various dates, but Moore initially signs circa December 12, 1835 approving a receipt for "a pair of work steers... thought to be worth sixty dollars" for the use of the army. Moore attended the Consultation in November 1835 as a delegate for Harrisburg and was elected contractor for the army. It is in that capacity that he signs this receipt.

    The original receipt is issued to Samuel Highsmith, who writes on the verso: "I do certify that the within was the property of John Fernandez given under my hand - This Jan. 22 1836 Samuel Highsmith." The bottom half of the document is an approval signed by John Linn acknowledging Fernandez as the true owner of the debt owed by the Republic of Texas.

    On the verso, beneath Highsmith's endorsement, Juan Fernandez transfers the promissory note in December 1855, and this transfer is notarized by James Ingram.

    An interesting document illustrating how credit funded the revolution, the resulting debt creating further trade decades later. Also, a fine association linking three notables of the Revolution. John W. Moore was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence; Samuel Highsmith, a Texas Ranger; and John J. Linn, one of the earliest Texans to oppose Santa Anna. From the Robert E. Davis Collection.

    Condition: Uneven margins, and toning. Heavy ink stains, resulting in ink burn affecting several words. Numerical notation in pencil in top margin.


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