Sam Houston
Document Signed



Sam Houston 1793-1863 - American soldier and political leader.  Best known for his role as commander in chief of the forces of the Texan provisional government, which defeated Mexican troops under Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836).  As a result, he became the first President of the Republic of Texas (1836-38), and served as the first U.S. Senator for Texas (1846-59) when it was admitted into the Union.

Very RARE document signed as Governor of Texas dated 2/25/1861.  The great value in this document is not the content which is a routine appointment of Theodore A. Supple as Notary Public for Bell County but rather the date of 2/25/1861.  This document was written in the period between the Texas Convention voting to secede from the Union on 2/1/1861 (which Texas voters ratified on 2/23/1861) and Houston being forced out as Governor on 3/16/1861 because he declared the action illegal and refused to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.  Anything written by Houston as Governor during this "lame duck" period is rare and desirable.

Normal letter folds, including one which goes through Houston's signature but overall in very fine condition with intact seal.

Framed with portrait that has shifted slightly.


Sam Houston

Document Type:

Document Signed

Framed Dimensions:

 15 1/2" x 19 1/2


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