DescriptionThomas H. Borden Docketed Auditor's Office Form. Form printed on one side, 7.5" x 4". [San Felipe de Austin: Telegraph and Texas Register.] In full: "AUDITOR'S OFFICE, This day come [blank] and says the annexed instrument [blank] just, true and original, that [blank] owe the government nothing on [blank] own account or on account of an other person, nor has [blank] retained, sold or embezzled any arms, munitions of war, or any other property whatever, belonging to the Republic of Texas, or cause the same to have been done. Sworn to before [blank] Auditor." Borden notes that 860 of this form have been ordered and signs his name. On the verso, auditor John Moody notes that an order has been placed with instructions of how many orders are to be printed on a sheet. Printer's invoicing and filing docket also on verso.
Thomas H. Borden (1804-1877) arrived in Texas as one of Stephen Austin's Old Three Hundred in 1824. Together with his brother Gail and Joseph Baker, he founded the Telegraph and Texas Register in 1835. He sold his interest in the paper in March 1837.
Condition: Uneven toning, with previous collector's notes in pencil on front.
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