Republic of Texas

Also Texas State & Confederate

30 May 2015

**  Star Note  **  Government   ** Austin Change   **  Austin Red Back  **
**  Medallion  **  Warrants  **
Naval  **  Consolidated Fund  **  Bonds **
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  Private Issues  **  County Script  **  Colonial  **  Documents  **  Sheets  **
**  Sam Houston  **  Ranger Related  **  State 1846-61  **  Texas German  **
**  Texas Confederate  **  Duplicate (unlisted)  **  Post War Texas  **


Forgery Texas Style
The story of Tex Fakes  *  Texas Monthly - March 1989
Rowe-Barr Collection
Republic & State of Texas Currency Collection at SMU



Colonial    
San Felipe de Austin  $50.00   
none in stock

Star Note
- HOUSTON     BUYING:  Star Notes... Any Denomination ... Any Condition!!!
                                                                 Wanted to Buy!      PLEASE QUOTE


H7B  $50  Serial #

Government of TexasHOUSTON   Notes dated 1838 & 39
Jump to all:    H16 $5     H17 $10    H19 $20    H21 $50

   
Buying $1, $3 & $5  Any Condition

H14  $1    none in stock  
H15  $3    none in stock

H16  $5  #  none in stock  

H17  $10    #3167  Dunlop/Lamar  Brighter, decent contrast & balance, cc,Fine  $350.00  obv  rev         
H17  $10    #2849  Smith/Houston  Decent, bright and expensive example of this popular signature combinaton.  The note is cut in half, cut out, and has two stamps, Funded & Audited.  Also ink cancelled, Apparent F+  $325.00  obv  rev   
H17A  $10  #2000  Dunlop/Lamar  Crisp, nice contrast and well balanced, cc, VF-  $425.00  obv  rev         
H17A  $10  #2197  Smith/Houston  Clean, no stains, just well circulated, cc, VG/F  $440.00  obv  rev  

H18  $20  #    none in stock       
Comparrison Image of  Shield & Star  &c  between H19 and H19b variety    H19/H19b   
H19  $20  #    none in stock 
H19b  $20  #    none in stock  
H20  $20  #   none in stock

H21  $50  #  none in stock
H21A  $50  #486  Dunlop/Lamar  Full Broad Borders, Quite Nice & Choice!  CC, VF/XF  $585.00  obv  rev       
H21A  $50  #  Smith/Houston    none in stock
H21B  $50  #     none in stock
H21C  $50 #2401  Dunlop/Lamar   Variety!   This note is a Very Nice CC, XF40 in a PCGS holder that has been incorrectly attributed as H21 which is Small Star.   $675.00  obv  rev      

MEDALLION Issue  -  Houston  

   
Buying Medallion Notes - Any Condition!

There are two variety for each denomination..    
H22/23  $1  none in stock
H24/25  $2  none in stock
H26/27  $3  none in stock

Consolidated Fund of Texas  


HOUSTON          none in stock
CF 1   $100  #  

AUSTIN      none in stock
CF14  $100 


Republic of Texas      
Austin  Change Notes:     A1 $1    A2  $2    A3  $3
These notes have blank reverses
 
There may be archival tape closing cuts as well as pin-holes I do not mention in my descriptions.

A1    $1    
A1  $1  #5552  Decent color & contrast with cut out at right signature(filled), CC, VG/F  $295.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #3556  White paper, well balanced, very rumpled, CC, F(-)  $325.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #53  Low Serial Number!  Full Border, A. Brigham signature, Nice Contrast, CC, F+  $385.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #6102  A very nice above average example, CC, VF/XF  $425.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #1622  This note has very nice overall balance, CC, Fine +   $440.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #1448  Well balanced, bright & white example.  PMG VF30 EPQ  CC, VF+  $500.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #5293  This a super example at first glance;yet, there are about 28+/- small sewing needle holes in the paper.  It is hardly noticed from the front and you can't really see them in the images.  Turn of Century, some collectors sewed notes onto album pages.  I have only seen it done with CSA notes in Thian albums.  That must be what happened to this note.  It is still a Very Choice example with only two quite small XX cancellations.  CC, XF/AU  $650.00  obv  rev   

A2    $2
   
A2  $2  #4755  Decent balance, dark paper variety, one light spot near deer.  CC, F+  $695.00  obv  rev       
A2  $2  #4358  Well balanced, right signature (red ink) faded.  PMG Ch Fine Net (CC,F+) $725.00  obv  rev   
A2  $2  #163  Super Condition.  At least 2nd finest I've ever handled!  Very Choice, CC, AU  $1450.00  obv  rev       

  A3    $3    
A3  $3  #           none in stock

Austin Red Backs   A4 $5   A5 $10   A6 $20   A7 $50   A8 $100   A9 $500

Large 5 Pointed Star with T*E*X*A*S between the points
The color is actually a Burnt-Orange
There may be archival tape closing cuts as well as pin-holes I do not mention in my descriptions.

A4    $5    
A4  $5  #3956  Nice balance with decent color & contrast.  PMG  Choice Fine 15  CC,  $455.00  obv  rev               

A5    $10      
A5  $10  #3911  Good balance & contrast, only avg color.  CC, F+  $385.00  obv  rev         
A5  $10  #5780  Nice color & contrast.  Stamp hinge closes cuts at top.  CC,F++ $415.00  obv  rev  
A5  $10  #4896  Good color, contrast & balance.  Average plus note.  CC, F/VF  $520.00  obv  rev       

A6    $20       
A6  $20  #2370  Well centered & balanced; a little dirty.  Average, CC, VG/F  $365.00  obv  rev       
A6  $20  #4402  Good balance & contrast, average plus.  CC, F+  $395.00  obv  rev   
A6  $20  #2136  Close bottom & right; Strong color & good contrast.  CC, F/VF  $460.00  obv  rev         
A6  $20  #2248  Nice balance & contrast.  "Willis" in red ink on back.  CC, VF  $540.00  obv  rev    

A7    $50       
A7  $50  #567  Close cut top, water spots end, Very Choice, CoC, Unc+  $350.00  obv  rev      
A7  $50  #6913  Tight along top, Very Choice, CoC, UNC (+) plus  $365.00  obv  rev      
A7  $50  #2772  Close but balanced.  Couple spots.  Average example,  CC, F+  $425.00  obv  rev   
A7  $50  #4680  Close cut top, small ink spot, otherwise Very Choice!  CC, AU+  $550.00  obv  rev     

A8    $100         

A8  $100  #444  Well balanced, edges a bit rough, clean & pressed long ago, CC, VG/F+  $950.00  obv  rev   
A8  $100  #761  Good Color & Contrast, small split top right.  CC, Fine  $1,150.00  obv  rev           
A8  $100  #45  This is the nicest note of this type I've handled in years!  CC, XF/AU  $1900.00  obv  rev     

A9    $500      

A9 $500  #1048  Decent average note.  Read Label:  PCGS graded Apparant Fine 15.  CC, $4250.00  obv  rev          
 

Private Issues:  Business or Bank  

Kelsey H. Douglas - payable, Nacogdoches, TX and/or New Orleans   [Sheets issued as 1123  &  2235]       
Uncut Sheet - Light Ink Cancellation - $2 $2 $3 $5  Nice Condition  $1,450.00  obv  rev               
    $5.00  #  Remainder  Very Choice with light X,  Scarce Variety.  ic, Choice Au/Unc  $450.00  obv  rev         
                 
Bank of Texas "The Commercial & Agricultural", Columbia   $1.00  Daniel Boone vignette at left.    
             

Warrants:   
P=
Provisional,  V=Velasco,  C=Columbia,  HW=Houston,  AW=Austin,  W=Washington  
Records of most of these warrants are housed at the Texas State Library & Archive (Information)
Find Research Links from my Home Page and  Republic of Texas Claims will take you the research area

PROVISIONAL - First Issue of Warrants    Wanted To Buy

P1 (Shull)  (Criswell P2)  San Felipe de Austin  #82  $39.33  January 15th, 1836  This is a Military pay warrant made out to Charles McKinney and endorsed.  He assigned it to J. O. Blair who also endorsed the warrant.  The first document in the Republic Archives says this warrant was recorded in Sec 89. Book B.  Audited 15 January 1836 for Military services 14 Nov 1835 to 15 Jany 1836, No. draft 82. C.  The second document has an interesting notation of C. H McKinney vs the provisional government $39 - 33 1/3c.  The 3rd document is a statement of honorable discharge.  It says that "Charles H. McKinney, Who entered the Volunteer Army, As a private in Capt Blairs company of Artillerist, on the 14th day of November last, and continued as such until the 5th day of January 1836, in all 53 days, with 6 days to return, makes 59 days in all, at 20 Dollars per month is, $39 & 331/3.  I certify that to the best of my knowledge The above account is Just and True, and he is hereby honorably discharged" (Signed J. O. Blair, Capt Commanding)  Under that statment it reads "San Felipe De Austin, before me John W. Moody Auditor came Joshua O. Blair and says the above stated account is Just and True and to his knowledge the Claimant owes the Government nothing.  Sworn to 15 January 1836 before" (signature of  J W Moody, Auditor)  The last document says "San Felipe de Austin Jany 15th 1836.  Recd of J. W. Moody Auditor a draft drawn in favor of Charles H. McKinney for thirty nine ~ 33/100 dollars in account of which I bind my self, my heirs & assigns to keep him harmless."  (It is signed by J.O. Blair.)  
    This warrant may be the 2nd worst I can recall seeing.  All of our tastes are different and this piece is intact where the other one was in several pieces taped together with small pieces missing.  This one was carried in someone's wallet for years giving it the heavy bluish stain on the back and other foxing from moisture.  You can read everything on the warrant even though the ink is a bit faded.  Extremely Scarce!   ic, Fine  $2,250.00  obv  rev        HOLD per customer request  

Criswell P1 / Shull P4   Washington on the Brazos     Extremely Scarce Issue - By DATE!!!      


VELASCO - Second Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
V2  #509  Sept 6, 1836  $24  (military pay)  To Harper, it is endorsed on back by John Harper.  He was a San Jacinto Veteran.  I can't find any supporting records for this warrant in the State Archive.  He was given Donation Warrant #1169 according to the Archive on Oct 20th, 1841 for 640 acres of land.  Kemp says he arrived in Velasco from New Orleans Jan 28, 1836 and that he had a Headright Certificate issued Mach 2, 1838.  You can read the entire article on the San Jacinto website which you can reach from my Homepage under Research Links.    Nice detail, CoC  Fine  $425.00  obv  rev    
V2  #284  (error)  "Auditor" 11, 1836.  Brigham should have written September instead of Auditor.  As Mike Stair said, he had a "Senior Moment"!  John C. Donley (aka Donely) was 1st Regiment Co.F. Texas.Army.  Furloughed June 1837 & Discharged January 1838.  It is quite odd that there are no records for his early service relating to this specific warrant.  He is later found on Navy records as a Landsman (first year sailor) on the Schooner of War San Antonio in 1840.  This warrant has Great color & contrast.  ic, F+  $650.00   obv  rev       

COLUMBIA - Third Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
C2B  #628  31 Oct 1836  $405.93  J. D. Jennings  1st Regiment Vol Infty.  I'm not sure how a soldier makes $405.93 for six (6) months service in the Army of Texas.  One document I found said this certificate was Audited and Filed on the same day.  This Certificate is Uncancelled and Superb as a Type Note!  XF/AU  $325.00   obv  rev       
C3  #

C5B   Previously Unlisted Variety  (2nd one I've handled)  #217  Dec 24th 1836  $80.00  James Madison  He couldn't write.  You find "His X Mark" by his name on the back of the warrant.  He was Soldier and a Blacksmith.  There is a statement of days worked dated Sept 5th, 1836.  The format is like a C5A but two borders are like a C4A.  This piece is a bit rough with split and small piece missing from top border and heavy creases.  ic, VG/F  $210.00   obv  rev       


HOUSTON - Fourth Issue of Warrants  

HW4A  #
HW4B  #4286  Sept 12, 1837  $24.00  John Beldin  This warrant was pay to David Beers.  He joined the Texas Army on March 6th 1836; but, he wasn't at San Jacinto.  Because of ill health he was discharged.  John Beldin was a Merchant and he likely provided clothes, food, equipment &c to David Beers and Beers made him his assignee.  ic, F+ $180.00  obv  rev         
HW6A  #   
HW7  #7777  January 2nd 1838  George Debrant  Military  $72.00  Endorsed on back by Robert H. Grimes, Attorney for George Debrant.  No personal information indicated for this soldier.  Average, ic, VF+  $170.00  obv  rev   
HW9  #8397  April 11, 1838  $59.00  Gideon L Murphy  This the 3rd & last pay warrant to Murphy.  He enlisted in the Texian Army Oct 17, 1836 as Private 2nd Regiment and was Discharged on 24 March 1838.  He was paid for two tours and this warrant was balance due for Rations & Clothing under terms of enlistment.  ic, Fine  $180.00   obv  rev    
HW9A  #  
HW10  #10422  January 23rd, 1837  Samuel Dubois, Military for Clothing  He was Private in Lt. George Morgan's Co. 1st Regiment of Infantry.  This was one of two warrants and was issued for $104.00.  #10421 was for $68.00.  It is balance due on clothing allowance with a previous draw of $21.50.  Choice, ic, XF  $300.00  obv  rev   


AUSTIN - Fifth Issue of Warrants  [*  The image with AW2A in Criswell is incorrect.  He shows another AW2.]   

AW    no early Austin Warrants in stock at this time
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Naval Appropriation:   3 to sheet [ $50  $25  $25 ]  numbered consecutively  
Sheet     #  none in stock   
AW3     $25  #2205  James O'Shannessey (aka O'Shannesy, O'Shaunessy)  "for" notation indicates Flagship Austin and that James was a Naval Lieutenant at the time this warrant was issued.  He is also found as Lieutenant Commanding and listed only as ship Captain.  He was Executive Officer on Schooner of War San Benard and Schooner of War San Jacinto and would be Captain (Lt. Commanding) of the San Jacinto.  This warrant is crooked cut but that is typical.  What isn't typical for this note is that it is UN-cancelled!  Au/Cu  $345.00  obv  rev  cut     
AW3A  $25  #  none in stock
AW4     $50  #892  L.G. Taylor, Shipping Master, Flagship Austin.  Extra selvage, CoC VF+  $375.00  obv  rev   
AW4     $50  #192  Patrick Gorman, Sergeant Marine, Flagship Austin.  Gorman enlisted in the Texian Army at New Orleans on the 12th of February 1837.  He was 25 years old and was born in Ireland.  His professon was listed as "Soldier".  Someone signed for him when he enlisted with "his X mark" between his name; however, all the other documents show a different hand and apparently he could write.  The State Archive still has four $25 warrants made out to this Soldier/Marine in his file.  There are two documents showing him being paid at the Navy Yard (Galveston) in 1839.  The first was his "Bounty" for joining the Navy as a Marine of $20 on August 21st and the 2nd on 9th Nov of $16 (2 months) as Corporal of Marines.  There are stains, ink burns, splits & couple small tears.  Still nicely balanced, CC, Fine  $245.00  obv  rev  cut      
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AW5B  #3415  Feb 4th, 1846  H.W. Raglin "Removing Archives to Austin"   ic, XF/AU  $245.00  obv  rev  HOLD     
AW11a  #(355)  mansucript is forged on this Remainder.  Choice Au/Cu  $75.00  obv  rev   
Take this link for more Austin Warrants:
 State 1846-1861    

WASHINGTON - Sixth Issue of Warrants   

W6A  #1744  May 18, 1844  Thomas Johnson (?) about Govt Liabilities,  ic, XF  $265.00  obv  rev       

BONDS & STOCKS    Request Reverse Images

Government of Texas - Houston
 Bond   none in stock   
$100  #
$500  #     
Repubic of Texas - Austin   Certificate of Stock   (cataloged as bond)   none in stock   
$100  #
$500  #

DOCUMENTS    
 
Town of Menard  Certificate of Stock.  $100  No. 328 prepared for issuance but not made out. c.1839-1840   
        Signed by S. H. Everitt as Agent.  He signed Texas' Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  I never had one of these in my personal collection.  It is found in Streeter only as a photo-copy and he gave it No.669 in his order.  Streeter believed this projected town was named for Michel and/or Pierre Menard who were prominent in Liberty County, Texas.  The brothers established a business in Galveston called P. J. Menard and Company.  
        There is little known about this Town of Menard.  It's not in the Handbook of Texas.  Menard's Chappel, Texas was another townsite named after the Menards located on the Trinity River.  Here are images of the Trinity River that empties into upper Galveston Bay and the Neches River that empties into Sabine Lake.  
        The document says this townsite was to be found on the west bank of the Neches River in Liberty County.  I found this confusing until I read about Liberty County of the Republic and what other counties were created out of that County.  (4th paragraph in Handbook)
        You will notice that the designs on this stock certificate are very similar to CF14 & CF15.  Those documents are dated 1839-1840.  They were printed, as this piece is, by the Telegraph Press (Houston).  

This document is Extremely Choice AU  $575.00 obv  rev
                                                                                             
COUNTY SCRIPT (Republic & State)

Republic:  none in stock

State:(Civil War)
Rusk County - Henderson  Feb 28, 1863  25¢  #1450  Several natural body holes.  F/VF  $385.00  obv  rev
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862     50¢   Remainder  Train  AU+  $100.00  obv  rev       
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862   $2.00  Remainder  Printer  AU-  $125.00  obv  rev    
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862   $3.00  Remainder  Cotton Picker  AU  $125.00  obv  rev       

SAM HOUSTON         
AW16  (formerly Cr58)    December 3rd, 1860  #639  This State of TExas document is made out to Thomas A. Bell and was payable to his attorney J. E. McCord.  I haven't had time to research either of those men.  I'm not likely to find very much if anything.  This document is for the "Protection of the Frontier" and it is of course a Texas Ranger pay check.  Bell was a Private in Captain Burleson's company.   There are two Ranger Captains during that period.  
TEXAS RANGERS (1849 - 1861):
Alphabetical by commanding officer:
Capt. A. B. Burleson (April 1860 - May 1861 - Texas Mounted Rangers, near Georgetown)
Capt. Ed Burleson (January 1860 - January 1861 - Texas Rangers)
Edward Burleson Jr. could be the Captain as his service fits the time line, but so does the next name.  My money would be on Andrew Bell Burleson.  The Private soldier's name is Thomas A Bell, and likely he was related to Captain Burleson as his middle name is Bell.  I also wonder if "A" stands for Andrew.  Perhaps if you researched the Texas Military Records found on Ancestry you (we)  might be able to figure out which one; but, does it really matter?  Most people want this original signature.

Sam Houston signed the back of this Texas Ranger document as Governor.  The warrant is in a PCGS holder graded Apparent 25.  It mentions that the document is ink cancelled, has some ink erosion and a few small edge splits.  This is also the Error Variety with Spelling of Legislature as Legislaturr.  
        This item belongs to a Client!  Please Call:  $2,150.00
 obv  rev 
       SOLD

Ranger    See the Above Document  
  

State of Texas (1846-1861)    See Sam Houston Above
        I had previously named this item AW9A and then AW9A-S for State usage; but, I discovered that an AW9A already truly exists.  I was misinformed when I was told this was the correct AW9A.  The image shown in Shull is a Washington (W6) warrant; but, AW9A dated 1845 is identical in form to that one so clearly I can't use that refernece number and I must look elsewhere for a descriptive number.  
        AW9C is incorrectly listed in the Republic Warrants.  The title says State of Texas.  So, for the time being, I'm going to call these... AW9D.  It is possible this design exists for the Republic by Date.  This design (form) doesn't match anything else in either Shull or Criswell.  It needs to have its own number.  I'm going to go with this number for now.  
        Take your choice!  List these as TW-Unl or AW-Unl and notate that it is State usage of Republic form.  I am going to use AW9D to represent a Republic warrant.  No one has reported one yet!  I'll use AW9D-S for the State usage.  

AW9D-S  (TW-Unl) #183 May 13th 1846.     State Issue of Republic document.  Republic crossed out and State written in above.  Payment to D. Muckleroy.  Pay & milage of Members of Legislature for service as Member of the Republic of Texas' last Legislature.  The reverse endorsement is similar to last, but is slightly different.  "Comptroller's Office, Austin, May 13th, 1846" says "The Collector of Texian Customs at Galveston will pay" &c.  David Muckleroy endorses this payment over to someone else on back.  David Muckleroy was born about 1806 in Georgia and lived in Nacogdoches in 1860.  He was 54 years old in 1860, so he was about 40 years old when he served in the Texas Legislature.  There is very little info on this man who was a farmer of substantial wealth with $30,000 in real estate and $23,000 personal property.  He wasn't paid for all the  "corn" he provided the Army in 1838 until 1853.  Piece missing, ic,coc, VF  $250.00  obv  rev       


Texas Confederate Warrants  
TW4A  #20831  $1.00  Civil Service  G.G. Simcox  Very Choice VF/XF  $95.00  obv  rev  (Cats $110-$225)
TW4A  #21170  $1.00  Civil Service  J.M. Steiner  Extremely Choice AU/CU  $135.00  obv  rev  (cat $110-225)
TW16D  #17180  $5.00  Civil Service  J. M. Steiner  Very Choice, ic, AU  $90.00  obv  rev    (Catalogs $100-$275)  
TW21D  #10865  $10.00  Military Service  paid to:  S. J. Richardson  (no history yet)  There are a few small worm holes, ink cancellation is very light   ic,VG/F  $50.00  obv  rev    (Catalogs $65-175)  
TW21E  #490  $10.00  Military Service  paid to:  D.T. Chamberlain   (no history yet)  There are a few splits and a tiny corner tip off,  ic, Fine  $85.00  obv  rev    (catalogs $100-$275)
TW26B1  #48203  $20  Civil Service  Harrison County  Small ink erosion, otherwise AU+ $375.00  obv  rev  cut   
(This variety has no catalog price in Shull and is listed as "Rare")
TW31B  #48218  $50  Civil/Military Service  Harrison County  light tone, AU  $325.00  obv  rev    (Unlisted Variety)
TW31B  #48216  $50  Civil/Military Service  Harrison County  Bright, Choice AU  $350.00  obv  rev   (Unlisted Variety)

Duplicate & Triplicate Warrants - Unlisted!  No Reference Number   
        none in stock

Post War Texas
       
none in stock  


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