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    John C. Hays Treasury Warrant Signed "John C. Hays." One page, 6.75" x 3.75", n. p., January 23, 1845. Signed by Hays on the verso. In full:

    "The Treasurer of the Republic of Texas will pay to the Order of John C. Hays Comd of Spies Nine hundred Sixteen 50/ Dollars, out of any money appropriated by Act of February 5, 1844 for Protection of Frontier This amount being drawn on requisition, the Auditor will charge accordingly."

    Signed "Charles Mason" as Auditor and "James B. Shaw" as Comptroller. Signed on the verso by William B. Ochiltree as Secretary of the Treasury for the Republic of Texas . Also included is a photograph of Hays that has been removed from a magazine.

    John Coffee "Jack" Hays moved to Texas in 1836 to join the Texas Revolution; he was assigned to the Texas Rangers. After the revolution, Hays' Ranger group became one of the first to successfully adopt the use of the Colt five-shot revolving-cylinder pistol in 1844, which changed the way Texas Rangers engaged Indians in battle. In the years of the Republic (1836-1845), Hays and his men defended Texas from Indians and Mexican troops.

    Charles Mason saw action in the Battles of Gonzales, Bexar and San Jacinto. He was Acting Secretary of War (1838-1839) and was appointed First Auditor of the Republic in 1839. James B. Shaw was Comptroller of the Republic (1839-1845) and State (1845-1859) of Texas. William Beck Ochiltree served the Republic of Texas as a judge, Secretary of the Treasury (1844), adjutant general (1845), and as a delegate to the Convention of 1845. During the first years of the Civil War, he served as a member of the Confederate Provisional Congress.

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