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    Debt of the Late Republic: Declaration and Protest of John W. King. Printed statement on 3 pages of a bifolium (now separated at the integral fold]; 8" x 13"; circa 1850; possibly printed in Kentucky, King's home state. At top: "Declaration and Protest of John W. King, one of the creditors of the Late Republic of Texas." A lengthy statement of protest by King against "the illegality and the injustice of said certificate, No. 130". His first objection is that the original terms of the issuance of the bonds cannot be restructured. He states that he acquired the bonds in good faith, and is entitled to recuperate the full payment of the debt with interest. King had purchased a total of $12,300 in bonds, and was seeking full payment with interest versus the 0.70 cents on the dollar proposed by legislation. Legislation would finally pass on February 2, 1856 that would pay for the difference. From the Robert E. Davis Collection.

    Condition: Chipping and slight mold at top right corner. Small tear and chipping at lower right corner; small tear and creasing on integral page. Evenly toned, with a few pencil annotations at top right and bottom left of first page.


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