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    [Republic of Texas]. David Shelby Promissory Note Signed Thrice "David Shelby." One page, 8" x 9.75", n. p, n. d. (filed May 19, 1838). In the note, Shelby is "binding" himself to "William Stiles in the penal sum of one thousand dollars current money of the Mexican nation." Water damage along the right edge that has caused the ink to fade somewhat. There are several small holes which has caused some loss of text. All holes have been prepared, one of which has caused staining in the middle of the document. Folds; remnant of was seal on the verso. Good.

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    David Shelby (1799-1872) came to Texas in 1822 as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred. He participated in the colony elections of 1824 and served as first lieutenant in the colonial militia.

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