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    John Dziekanski and James F. Perry "Colonist" $50 Promissory Note Signed "John Dziekanski" and, on verso, Autograph Note Signed "James F. Perry" acknowledging receipt of amount due, two pages, 8" x 3.5", front and verso. San Felipe de Austin, January 24, 1830 and, on verso, December 29, 1834. The $50 promissory note is erroneously printed on each side of this sheet. In part, "Having been received by S.F. Austin, as one of the Settlers under his contracts with Government, in conformity with the terms published by him, 20th November, 1829; - I promise to pay to said S.F. Austin, or order, the sum of Fifty Dollars, in two payments..." Streeter 10 [San Felipe de Austin: Printed by G.B. Cotton, 1829.] One side is dated 1830 and signed by Dziekanski. The text has been crossed out on the other side with five large X's. Appearing in the upper margin is an ANS by Perry, Austin's brother-in-law: "note due 3d May 1832 Interest @ 5 prct. Received of Thomas Barnett the amt of the within note and Interest. Decr 29th 1834. James F. Perry Ex of S F Austin." In 1828, Thomas Barnett was elected comisario of the district of Victoria in the ayuntamiento (principal governing body) of San Felipe de Austin. In 1829, he was elected alcalde. Barnett was one of the three delegates from Austin Municipality to the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos, where he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. James F. Perry married Stephen F. Austin's sister Emily in Missouri in 1824. She was instrumental in their move to Texas in 1831. Resized margins, with paper loss not affecting text. Clean tears through Dziekanski's signature. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 10

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