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    Sam Houston Election Results for the 1857 Gubernatorial Race in Jackson County. Two pages with a blank integral, 7.75" x 12.5"; Jackson County; August 3, 1857. A document produced by the managers, judges and clerks listing the results of the election for governor, lieutenant governor, commissioner of the General Land Office, Congress, Senate, et al., in "Precinct No. 1 in [Jackson] County". Sam Houston received 98 votes, per these results, versus 53 votes received by H. R. Runnels. Runnels would win the 1857 election with a total of 32,552 votes; Houston would receive a total of 28,628 votes. The document is offered together with a Democratic Ballot with Houston's name filled in for governor. It is not clear when this ballot is from, as Houston never ran as a Democrat. Houston would later beat Runnells in 1859, running as an Independent. From the Robert E. Davis Collection.

    Condition: Lightly toned, with several names underlined in pencil. Usual folds. The ballot 3.25" x 5.5", is backed with paper and was likely cut out of a scrapbook.


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