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    Two Republic of Texas Documents: One Auditor's Certificate and One Treasury Warrant, Both Signed by Comptroller James B. Shaw. Each is near 6" x 3.5", December 5, 1840, and December 18, 1844. Both are numbered and fine.

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    James Shaw migrated to Texas in 1837. He served as comptroller of Texas from 1839 through 1859; in that position, he oversaw many large financial transactions between Texas and the U.S. Federal Government.

     

    The auditor's certificate (December 5, 1840) is signed by Auditor Musgrove Evans, father of Samuel B. Evan who died at the Alamo. "Cancelled" is written across the face of the certificate.

     

    The payee of the treasury warrant (December 18, 1844) is "Moses Johnson assignee of sundry persons". The reason for the warrant is "for Pay and Mileage of Members of Congress". At the time, Johnson, a former mayor of Austin, was the treasurer of the Republic of Texas. Moses Johnson has endorsed the verso.



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