Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Broadside: "To the Voters of Texas" signed in type by State Treasurer Cyrus H. Randolph. One page, 10.5" x 15.5", July 21, 1860, Austin. An earnest appeal for reelection as Texas state treasurer, in part: "Two years ago I had the honor of being elected to the Office of State Treasurer, by the almost unanimous vote of the people of Texas. On the first day of November, 1858, I was inducted into office, since which time I have not been absent from the post of duty a single day, (Sundays excepted). . . . As no special charges of mismanagement or dereliction of duty have been made against me up to this time I trust at this late date there will be none. If there should be, however, I hope you will do me the justice to regard them as the production of political hucksters. . . . Politically, I am of the Democratic Party, of which, I have been always a member since arriving . . . . I believe that party to be the party of the Constitution, upholding and striving to guarantee equal rights to each and every State in the Union, as well as the rights of every freeman in each State. I believe it to be the great party of the people-the hope of freemen everywhere. In the approaching Presidential election I shall support John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane, believing them to be eminently sound and national on all the great issues of the day. . . . should I be re-elected to the position I now occupy, I promise you to discharge, with fidelity, the duties imposed upon me. Should another be selected in my stead, I will bow cheerfully to the will of the majority./ Respectfully, Your Obed't Serv't, CYRUS H. RANDOLPH."

    Attorney Cyrus Halbert Randolph (1817-1889), a member of the 1843 Snively expedition, served Texas as government official, legislator, chief justice, and sheriff. He was elected state treasurer in 1858. The appeal made through this broadside helped him win election a second time. He finally left the office in 1865. This very nice display piece has some tears along the edges which have been mended on verso, and a few pinholes along the left edge. Fine.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 493

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2018 August 23 Cartography Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520