Sam Houston Signatures
and other notable signatures for study only
Sam Houston * Jefferson
Davis * Stephen F. Austin
All these items that are
listed and imaged below have been Sold by
me to clients. They are imaged here for Study
Governor of Tennessee, President of Republic
of Texas, US Senator Texas and Texas Governor
First Texian Loan Script
This is the document that comes between a Texian Loan and a Texas Land
Patent. This document is dated January 1838 where the Texian Loan
was January 1836.
* See Texian Loan Below & Texas Land Patent below
This is a Free Frank envelope from Sam
Houston's term as US Senator for Texas, 1846-1859. This envelope
is Post Marked WASHINGTON CITY - FEB 16 1858 - FREE.
This is another Free Frank envelope from Houston's
term as US Senator from Texas. This Item has been:
I could be wrong, but I believe this signature to be Late
Republic. It is like several others I've seen from 1845 when
Houston was writing a lot of letters, answering requests and so on.
This is his ornate signature of the size usually seen on Republic
fiscal documents. If you look to the bottom left you can see part
of his second signature as found after PS on his many letters.
They could have had two signatures on the same cut had this portion
not been separated from the original letter. The 19th
Century engraving from a daguerreotype of Houston goes with
the lot and would frame up nicely. This lot has been:
This Sam Houston signature is cut from a Texas Land Patent.
It is dated 14 January 1861 Austin. There is also a Texas
State seal, nearly complete, to left.
This is an image of Sam Houston's signature
foun on the back of a Pay Warrant as Governor for State of Texas in February
of 1860. This is the same fancy signature that I have seen on many
early Republic documents. Very similar to the 1845 signature above.
This has to be the neatest document that I've ever
handled. Sam Houston, who was not yet President of the Republic,
signed this Certificate as Commander in Chief of the Texian Army. It
was about six weeks after San Jacinto. He was in New Orleans recovering
from his injuries that he incurred during the battle. It was there
that a private soldier by the name of John C.P. Kennymore approached him
and asked to be PAID for his service in the
Army. Kennymore was one of Fannin's troops captured after a skirmish
at Victoria. He was one of 16 soldiers selected to build boats for
the Mexican Army. The rest of the captured soldiers were marched to
Goliad where they were shot. He escaped his captors and he may have
been wounded. He finally made his way to Velasco where he
was discharged from the Army by M. B. Lamar who was Secretary of War. Lamar
spelled his name as Kenimore and wrote this in his discharge dated
May 17, 1836, "In consideration of the great privation and sufferings
encountered in the service of Texas as well as for his valor and fidelity".
Kennymore would have needed to go to Columbia to get his pay warrant.
He wasted no time getting out of Texas and likely got on the first
ship to New Orleans where he ran into General Houston who saw that he got
F. Austin (Father of Texas) with
B T Archer & Wm H Wharton
of the Confederate States of America
This is a post WAR check
drawn on The Savings Bank of Memphis (Tennessee) dated 8th February
Image left for study purpose!
There is No Dot at end of Davis
signature. His wife Varina added a dot on her secretarial signatures
for her husband.