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    B. P. Buckner Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 8" x 9.5", Houston, December 15, 1841. Buckner writes to his friend Archibald Wynns, who is serving in the House of Representatives in Austin, to inquire about recent presidential election in which Sam Houston was elected president for a second time. He says: "I begin to be a little anxious to know what is going since the enaugeration [sic] of the president let us hear as early as possible how he [illegible] on with his cabinet hoo [sic] they are and what material." He concludes the letter by talking about current events in Houston: "Times are getting better at Houston the Cotten [sic] is cumming [sic] quite brisk and trade is better frequent arrivals from Orleans bringing a great many goods and emigrants so our little Citty [sic] is quite lively at the present." It is likely that B. P. Buckner is in fact Benjamin P. Buckner, a probate court judge in Houston who also served as mayor of that city from 1845 until 1846. The letter is fragile and is splitting along the folds causing minimal loss of text. Several holes are archivally repaired with tape. Text remains bright. Good.

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