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5 February 2016

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Forgery Texas Style

The story of Tex Fakes  *  Texas Monthly - March 1989
Rowe-Barr Collection

Republic & State of Texas Currency Collection at SMU

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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    #3242  Smith/Houston  Dec 10th 1838  Last Day of Issue.  Light water stain, CC,F $495.00 obv  rev SOLD   
H17  $10    #2905  Smith/Houston  Crisp, Choice Color & Contrast.  This is the only note I've seen issued with the date placed veticle to left (23 March 39) instead of horizontal at right. CC, VF-  $675.00  obv  rev   
H17A  $10  #2000  Dunlap/Lamar  Crisp, nice contrast and well balanced, cc, VF-  $420.00  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

All four (4) varieties of $50 Government: Image    Closeup of the Sailor:  Image
H21  $50  #  none in stock
H21A  $50  #486  Dunlap/Lamar  Full Broad Borders, Quite Nice & Choice!  CC, VF/XF  $575.00  obv  rev        
H21A  $50  #  Smith/Houston    none in stock
H21B  $50  #     none in stock
H21C  $50 #2401  Dunlap/Lamar  Unlisted Variety!   This note is a Very Nice CC, XF40 in a PCGS holder.  This holder has been incorrectly attributed as an H21 Small Star.  $650.00  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  


        Cataloging Consolidated Fund notes can be confusing!  You actually need both Criswell & Shull references to figure out what you have and even then you might not be able to figure out which variety you actually have.  If you have quesitons about the cataloging of any CF note don't hesitate to write me for my opinion.  If I don't have an answer for you, I will contact Mike Stair for his opinion.  I consider Mike to be the foremost authority on Consolidated Fund notes.  
        I will do my best to explain what variety I'm offering and why I've assigned a number that might not be found in Criswell or Shull.  There are listings that don't exist in Criswell as well as Shull and others that have yet to be assigned a number by Shull.  

HOUSTON       
CF7B or CF7B1*  $100  #1620  Houston Sept 1, 1837.  On this warrant "his" is written in on lines 2 & 7.  This warrant is made out to "Ezra Read" (Rrad) and his endorsement is found on the reverse.  I include a copy of documents from 1837 that show us a matching signature and that Ezra Read was a Surgeon in the Texas Army in 1837 as well as the War of 1861, ie: Civil War.  I include information on William G. Cooke who signed as Stock Commissioner.  Cooke was at San Jacinto and his name is also found on every Star Note.  He also signed secretarial "for" the President (Houston & Lamar) on all of the Houston and Austin demand notes.  Francis R. Lubbock was Controller.  Large X ctr,  CC, Ch AU+  $225.00  obv  rev  cut      
CF7B or CF7B1*  $100  #1763  Houston Sept 1, 1837.  On this warrant "his" is written in on lines 2 & 7.  This Fund note is made out to Niles F. Smith who was a soldier, businessman and later "collector of revenue" at Sabine in 1842.  This example is signed by Francis R. Lubbock and a signature I don't recall running across before is B. Clark, Act'g Stock Commissioner.  I wasn't able to find any information on him.  Two horizontal cuts center, Choice, CC Au/Cu  [uxx]  obv  rev   SOLD  
CF7B1  $100  #1810  Houston Sept 1, 1837.  On this warrant "their" is written in on lines 2 & 7. (Shull)  This Fund note is made out to "Smith & Voorhees" (pronounced "For Hees"),  There are many different Smiths yet only two listing of Voorhees found in Texas State Library.  I think the one I found was 10 years old when this note was issued.  These men must have been merchants and the Voorhees I found was from Indiana.  This example is signed by Francis R. Lubbock and a signature I don't recall seeing is B. Clark, Act'g Stock Commissioner.  X cut at center, Choice Au/Cu  $200.00  obv  rev         
CF7B or CF7B1*  $100  #1833  Houston Sept 1, 1837.  On this warrant "his" is written in on lines 2 & 7.  This Fund note is made out to Francis R. Lubbock and signed by Lubbock as well as a signature I don't recall seeing before has B. Clark, Act'g Stock Commissioner.  X cut at center.  CC, Choice AU  $225.00  obv  rev        
CF 10
   $100  #5367  March 1, 1839  for Charles D. Layre  There were apparently several Consolidated Fund documents in the name of this individual.  He transferred many to Holfold Branker & Co. on 12th of October 1840.  A copy of transfer and copy of Consolidated Fund in name of Holford Branker & Co comes with this CF "note".  Listed as R7 it is signed by Simmons & Smith.  Very Choice CC, VF/XF  $275.00    obv  rev   ( docA  docAcut  docB )  

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  #6102  A very nice above average example, CC, VF/XF  $430.00  obv  rev   

A2    $2
   
A2  $2  #4358  Well balanced, right signature (red ink) faded.  PMG Ch Fine Net (CC,F+) $700.00  obv  rev        

  A3    $3    
A3  $3  #5706  Reasonable balance with water & old tape stains evident obverse & reverse.  There are a few repairs at cut cancellations with museum quality water soluable tape.  Thin paper variety, CC,Fine (or so)  $475.00  obv  rev                        

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  #2920  Reasonable contrast & balance for grade.  CC, VG/F+  $420.00  obv  rev                
A4  $5  #6163  Nice balance & contrast.  Federal Wagon Wheel Cancelleation.  CoC, F-  $425.00  obv  rev       

A5    $10      
A5  $10  #3911  Good balance & contrast, only avg color.  CC, F+  $375.00  obv  rev           
A5  $10  #5750  Nice color & contrast.  Stamp hinge closes cuts at top  CC,F++ $415.00  obv  rev  
A5  $10  #5408  Nice color & contrast.  Stamp hinge closes cut back left.  CC,F++ $435.00  obv  rev   
A5  $10  #4896  Good color, contrast & balance.  Average plus note.  CC, F/VF  $495.00  obv  rev     
A5  $10  #2295  Very pleasing, balance, color & contrast.  CC, VF-  $595.00  obv  rev   

A6    $20       
A6  $20  #2370  Well centered & balanced; a little dirty.  Average, CC, VG/F  $345.00  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  $455.00  obv  rev         
A6  $20  #2248  Nice balance & contrast.  "Willis" in red ink on back.  CC, VF  $525.00  obv  rev   
A6 $20  #1922  Great Color & Balance.  Manuscript Counterfeit.  This note is Genuine.  The signatures were forged and upon redemption the note was cancelled by writing Counterfeit across the face.  PMG XF40  $600.00  obv  rev   

A7    $50       
A7  $50  #6913  Tight along top, Very Choice, CoC, UNC (+) plus  $305.00  obv  rev      SOLD   
A7  $50  #4459  Nice balance, color & contrast.  CC VF  $465.00  obv  rev   

A8    $100         

A8  $100  #    none in stock

A9    $500      

A9 $500  #    none in stock
                           

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  $1850  obv  rev    SOLD         
    $1.00  #    none in stock
    $2.00  #    none in stock
    $3.00  #    none in stock
    $5.00  #    none in stock      
                 
Bank of Texas "The Commercial & Agricultural", Columbia   $1.00  Daniel Boone vignette at left.    
                    none in stock

Warrants:    SPECIAL FILE
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
                                                    None in stock
P1 (Shull)  (Criswell P2) San Felipe de Austin         
Criswell P1 / Shull P4   Washington on the Brazos     Extremely Scarce Issue - By DATE!!!      
             

VELASCO - Second Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
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+  $600.00   obv  rev       

COLUMBIA - Third Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
C2  #818  November (no day) 1836  William W. Haliday  for Three Months service (7th Aug to 24th Oct) Texas Army in 1836.  This certificate is "odd" in that there is no "day" indicated in the date and the military service was actually less than three months (2 mo & 17 days).  Perhaps this man was wounded or injured.  He was given extra pay and most likely he went out from Texas to New Orleans and never returned.  The Texas Archive shows a draft issued (#457A) for a William H. Haliday and he's filed as Wm. H..  The "H" is not correct.  The Oath of nothing owed the Government is made out for a William W. Haliday.  It is dated Columbia Dec 30th, 1836 and the Draft was issued that same day.  This is a real nice example, bright & crisp will full selvage and no holes, tears or any bad stains.  There is mount mark on the back like that used by the Republic of Texas Embassy in New Orleans.  Clean & Uncancelled VF  $225.00  obv  rev   
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  $275.00   obv  rev       
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  $220.00   obv  rev       


HOUSTON - Fourth Issue of Warrants  

HW3  #2684  June 12th 1837  $48.00  John Andrew Schnell  Private Capt Orson (?) 5th (?) Company served six (6) months in Texas Army.  Copy of Discharge.  He signed over his claim to 640 Acres to Milton Perry on 30 June 1837.  Signature on back of document matches the one in TX Archive.  ic, Fine  $155.00  obv  rev        
HW3  #1983  30 May 1837  $100.00 George W Harris  This document was for Military Work building boats in Boat Yard P:ort of Galveston.  Sixty-six (66) days @ $3 per day = $198 -$98 previoius pay = $100.00.  He had also been a Private in Captain Mosely Baker's Company of Texas Volunteers for six months ending 22 June 1836.ic, Fine(-) [ctx]  obv  rev SOLD
HW3  #2089  2 June 1837  $24.00  Augustus M. Tomkins (sic Tompkins) was Assignee of Hamilton Kiggins.  Kiggins was soldier in P.B. Dexter's Company.  Copy certificate Head Quarters Victoria June 19th 1836 his discharge.  Copy of document assigning this to AM Tomkins.  Tomkins was Assistant Counsel so Sam Houston for cases brought against him.  Copy of a 5th February 1839 document in the file. Some erosion at center & edges.  Red ink ic, VG/F   $155.00  obv  rev 
HW4A  #6588  Dec 2nd 1837  $104.53  George W. Duff  served in Texas Permanent Volunteers from June 9th to December 2nd, 1837 in Captain Colerick's Company F.  It isn't why he received so much pay; but, most likely it included amounts owed for food, lodging & clothing allowances as well as Military Pay.  The ink staining (smears) found on the back of this warrant are also found on the Archive copies.  He had to sign his name again.  Nice ic, VF  $160.00  obv  rev      
HW6A  #2235  June 7th 1837  $100.00  Samuel B Carson   This warrant was one of several made out to this soldier to pay for amounts due him from 18 Sept 1836 through June 5th 1837.  Samuel Carson was 2nd Lt & Assistant Quarter Master of 1st Regiment Texas Army from Sept 1836 through January 15, 1837.  He then became 1st Lieutenant 1st Regt. [?] Infty. T. A.  I have made copies of documents in the Texas Archive related to this soldier and his claim.  Claims totaling $620.27 were made and this warrant covered the largest portion.  Also #2221 HW3(above), 2336 & 2237.  His service was listed as eight (8) months and (13) thirteen days with Texas Army.  Clean signature on back.  ic, Fine  $155.00  obv  rev   
HW6A  #2162  June 5th 1837  $146.66  David Allen  Private in Company C Lt. George Howard Commanding 1st Infantry aka Captain M Caskey's Co. C.  Allen was from Virginia and was 21 years old.  He was a Clerk.  This warrant was for fifteen (15) months and ten (10) days and Bounty for his service in Texas Army.  Clean, ic, Fine  $155.00  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    
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  $250.00  obv  rev   
HW10  #9684  September 6th 1838  $44.50  John Phillips  Military for Clothing.  He enlisted as Private in Captain J. Holliday's Co.B 2nd Regt Permanent Volunteers 14th Feb 1837 until honorably discharged from Captain SW Jordan's Cavalry Regt Co.D 20th June 1838.  He had received no clothing allowance during that time.  ic,VF  $225.00  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  #  none in stock
AW3A  $25  #  none in stock
AW4     $50  #892  L.G. Taylor, Shipping Master, Flagship Austin.  Extra selvage, CoC VF+  $325.00  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  $195.00  obv  rev  cut  (aka O'Gorman)
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AW5B  #
AW11a  #(4761)  Vertical line directly below "m" in Comptroller.  The serial number, amount, date &c is Bogus; but, the paper itself is a genuine relic of the Republic.  Water stain in paper, otherwise AU  $22.50  obv  rev   SOLD               

Take this link for more Austin Warrants:  State 1846-1861    

WASHINGTON - Sixth Issue of Warrants   

W4  #887  June 1st, 1843.  $150.00 to James Hervey Raymond pay as Chief Clerk House of Representatives.  Copies of the original documents for this warrant from State Library included.  Beautiful fancy endorsement on the back of warrant.  There are two small tears at the top of the warrant, Scarce Variety, ic (Paid) Ch Au/Unc  $255.00  obv  rev  cut                  
W5  #1094  Oct 7th, 1843.  $91.66 to Joseph Waples, pay as Chief Clerk Patent Bureau.  Copies of documents related to this warrant are included.  Endorsed by B.F. Johnson, attorney.  Scarce variety, Nice, ic, Unc  $225.00  obv  rev  cut               
W6  #2005  Aug 9, 1844  James P. Hector.  Pay as Draftsman in General Land Office.  Copies of original paperwork with this warrant included.  The only mention I found of J. P. Hector in the Handbook was that he taught Andrew Nelson Erskine, Texas Ranger, surveyor, and Confederate soldier, how to survey.  Endorse twice on the back by his attorney and also by J.B. Shaw, "to be paid in par".  Scarcer variety.  Very Choice, ic (Paid) Ch CU.  $250.00  obv  rev  cut            
W6A  #1426  February 6th 1844  $132.00  William Cockburn  Pay as Door Keeper House of Representatives.  I wasn't able to find the exact document in the Texas Archive for this payment.  I found one dated Feb 2nd and another Feb 5th, 1844 for "Pay as Door Keeper" but the amounts were $324 & $64.  Perhaps he turned one or both of those in and received two or more drafts in a lesser amounts and it wasn't notated on the original as so many others have been.  Then again, I may have just overlooked the correct draft as there are several with his name.  Watermarked paper!  Choice  ic, AU  $220.00  obv  rev    
W6A  #1442  February 2nd 1844  $132.00  Shadrach W. Pipkin  Pay as Door Keeper & Sergeant at Arms of the Senate.  This is same amount as the Cockburn draft above.  The documents for this man show him owed $300 from Dec 24, 1843 to Feb 5, 1844.  Also, he was paid with two (2) different drafts of $132 & $168.  Clearly the same must have occurred with Wm Cockburn (above) but was not indicated on the original.  This paper is Watermarked!  ic, AU  $220.00  obv  rev   
W6A  #1445  Feb 7, 1844  Thomas Johnson (aka Ramrod Johnson)  W.H. Cushney, assignee (endorsed).  Pay for printing for the 8th Congress.  Newspaper Publisher & Printer w/Copies Tx Archive. Watermark, ic, XF  $225.00  obv  rev  cut           
W6A  #1716  May 6th, 1844  J.M. Alexander  $70.83 pay as Assistant Cleark in General Land Office.  Besides his job as a Clerk, James M. Alexander was also a 2nd Lt. in the Texas Army.  This warrant, payable to his attorney Hanson G Catlett, is endorsed on the back.  Copies of Archive documents included.  Nice ic, UNC  $195.00  obv  rev  cut         
W6A  #1729  May 13th, 1844  Thomas William Ward  $375.00  Pay as Commissioner of the General Land Office, assignee is J (James) Ross and his endorsement is on the back.  I wasn't able to find the exact paperwork for this warrant in the Texas Library Archive.  There are a great many documents related to Thomas William "Peg Leg" Ward in the State Archive and they are not filed in order.  This warrant is not cancelled.  A nice Very Fine [cwt]  obv  rev  cut   SOLD        
W6A  #1736  May 4th, 1844  Daniel J. Toler  $75.00  Pay as Traveling Agent of the Treasury Department.  Besides his job as Agent of the Treasury, Toler was also Chief Clerk of the Post Office Department for the Republic of Texas.  Copies of the documents from the State Library Archive are included.  Toler's fancy signature is found on the back along with a statement by James B Shaw this warrant should be paid "in par" funds.  ic (Paid), Au/Unc  $195.00  obv  rev  cut               
W6A  #1744  May 18, 1844  Thomas Johnson  Staunch supporter of Sam Houston's policies and as result was also known as Ramrod Johnson.  Newpaper Publisher,   ic, XF  $245.00  obv  rev       

     

BONDS & STOCKS    Request Reverse Images

Government of Texas - Houston
 Bond   none in stock   
$100  #    JR has Mirabeau B Lamar original signature (scarce) heavily cancelled < email for availability & price
$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.  The Trinity River empties into upper Galveston Bay and the Neches River 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.  Telegraph Press (Houston).  
Extremely Ch AU  $650
obv  rev  SOLD

Texian Loan         none in stock
      
                                                                                      

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  $355.00  obv  rev  
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862     50¢   Remainder  Train  AU+  $95.00  obv  rev           
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862   $3.00  Remainder  Cotton Picker  AU  $120.00  obv  rev        


State of Texas (approx ~ Feb 1846 to Feb 1861)
Hugh Shull Plate Note
AW14a
 #4540  February 17th 1852  $37.91  Payable to John Bamill for Taking Census Fort Bend County.  I was unable to find any background on this man.  Perhaps the Assessor of Ft Bend Co was Thomas B. Howard.  The only place I found his name mentioned in the Handbook was with Thomas Jefferson Heard.  Thomas J. Heard served as medical examiner on the staff of (Find a Grave) Brig. Gen. Thomas Baltimore Howard, commander of Brigade Number One of Texas State Troops during the War of 1861.  Signature on back matches National Archive records.  A rare opportunity to own a Plate Note! Page 394 of Hugh Shull's Southern States Currency lists it as:  R9 / Value: RARE.  CC, XF  $595.00  obv  rev  cut   This Note has been SOLD  24 Jan 2016          

SAM HOUSTON      also recognized as    Texas Ranger warrants
AW16  (formerly Cr58)  See AW16 / TW64 for Civil War issues
Sam Houston signed the back of these Texas Ranger documents as Governor.

AW16 / TW58   #
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MEMO:  The following warrants are known by several reference numbers.  Criswell  TW68 ~ Shull  AW17 ~ Rowe 152
(1)  Criswell only listed a single Variety and placed it after the War of 1861 in his reference.  (2)  Shull also listed a single, but different, Variety and placed it correctly between Republic & Civil War;  (3)  John N. Rowe III ~ Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Notes &c at SMU.  Rowe lists three (3) varieties but there are actually four (4) Varieties of this warrant.  Three of the four varieties of this warrant are in this group I am offering.

Special Treasury Warrant
These Warrants Catalog in Shull as:  R5 / $75 * $225     (SC = Stamp Cancelled, ie PAID)    All AW17 - SOLD
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #1499  Sept 16th 1859.  Pay to Order of John W. Scott (misspelled as Scoot).  School Fund Bell County for 1859.   Very Nice, SC,AU/UNC  $125.00  obv  rev  cut        SOLD  
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #1513  Sept 23d 1859.  Pay to Order of J. Hinton per Swenson & Swisher assignee.  School Fund Live Oak County for 1859.  Swisher had been appointed Paymaster of the Texas Rangers by Sam Houston.  Swenson was also a strong supporter of Houston and his politics.  Both of these men were very active during and after the Republic; but, oddly there is no mention of them ever working as partners.  However, I've found their names on many warrants from 1858 to early 1861, especially Texas Ranger pay warrants.  Endorsed Swenson & Swisher on the back in the hand of Swenson based on comparrison to documents in the National Archive.  Balanced, SC,AU/UNC  $145.00  obv  rev  cut          
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #
1518  Sept 26th 1859.  Pay to Order of D.W. Squyres(?) per M. McCutchen.  School Fund Coryell County for 1859.  Endorsed by McCutchen.  Tear top edge, SC,AU  $75.00  obv  rev  cut   SOLD
AW17-4 / TW68 / R152unl (152k)  #1519  Sept 26th 1859.  Pay to Order of D.K. Franks per M. McCutchen.  This is different being for "County Tax Coryell County" for 1859.  Endorsed back,  Choice SC,AU+  $110.00  obv  rev  cut     
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #1521  Sept 26th 1859.  Pay to Order of  E.M. Heath.  "County Tax due Johnson County" for 1859.  Caddo Grove Texas in Johnson County was established around a store owned by Heath in 1869.  Endorsed on the back by Heath.  Stain at top right on front, SC,AU+  $110.00  obv  rev  cut                
AW17-4 / TW68 / R152unl (152k)  #1538  Oct 1st 1859.  Pay to Order of W.L. Jones per Casal Palm (endorsed as Case Palm) .  County Tax Bosque County for 1859.   Handbook of Texas says that W. L. Jones was owner of the Galveston Houston Times.  Balanced with some wrinkles at top, SC,AU  $85.00  obv  rev  cut         
AW17-3 / TW68 / R152j  #1551  Oct 10th 1859.  Pat to J.M. Moore per J.B. Boyd assignee.  Endorsed by James B. Boyd.  School Fund due Robertson County for 1859.  SC,AU  $95.00  obv  rev  cut          
AW17-4 / TW68 / R152unl (152k)  #1556  Oct 12th 1859.  Pay to M.W. Worthington per J.J. Stubblefiled asgn.  For County Taxes Williamson County for 1859.  Endorsed, ink stains & edge nick, SC,XF/AU  $75.00  obv  rev  cut         
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #1559  Oct 13th 1859.  Pay to James Auceth(?) per Swenson & Swisher.  School Fund due Henderson County for 1859.  Swisher had been appointed Paymaster of the Texas Rangers by Sam Houston.  Swenson was also a strong supporter of Houston and his politics.  Both of these men were very active during and after the Republic.  It is odd that there is no mention of them ever working as partners.  However, I've found their names on many warrants from 1858 to early 1861, especially Texas Ranger pay warrants.  Endorsed Swenson & Swisher on the back in the hand of Swenson based on comparrison to documents in the National Archive.  Rough edge, SC,XF  $75.00  obv  rev  cut          
AW17-4 / TW68 / R152unl (152k)  #1560  Oct 13th 1859.  Pay to Geo Max(?) per Swenson & Swisher.  County Tax due Gillespie County for 1859.  See last description of Swenson & Swisher.  SC,XF  $85.00  obv  rev  cut            
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #1573  Oct 24th 1859.  Pay to H. Duncan per C. Palmore asgn.  School Fund due to Cass County for 1859.  Large endorsement back by George J. Durham.  Few spot, SC,AU  $115.00  obv  rev  cut           
AW17-2 / TW68 / R152i  #1593  Nov 13th 1859  Pay to Orin Drake per Thomas Rabb assgn.  School Fund for Karnes County for 1859.  Also included is copy of Thomas Rabb endorsement on a Civil War document.  Thomas Rabb was member of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300.  Signature horizontal.  SC,Au/Cu  $125.00  obv  rev              
AW17-4 / TW68 / R152unl (152k)  #1600  Nov 28, 1859.  Pay to G.L. Hass per Herman Berisemann(?) assign.  For School Fund Medina County.  Fruitdale Texas (now part of Dallas) was founded on a G.L. Hass Land Grant. May or may note be that man.  Endorsement by George Durham.   SC, Ch Au  $95.00  obv  rev  cut        
AW17-3 / TW68 / R152j  #1603  Dec 6th 1859.  Pay to V.M. Kelly per Swenson & Swisher.  For School Fund due to Hopkins County for 1859.  (see Swenson & Swisher above)  SC,XF-  $75.00  obv  rev  cut              
AW17-4 / TW68 / R152unl (152k)  #1616  Dec 17th 1859.  Pay to M(?)K. Simons per Swenson & Swisher.  School Fund due Jackson County for 1859.   S&S endorsement & "From Fred W. Moore".  SC, VF/XF  $80.00  obv  rev  cut
      
      
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  $130.00  obv  rev  (cat $110-225)     
TW26B1  #48203  $20  Civil Service  Harrison County  Small ink erosion, otherwise AU+ $275.00  obv  rev  cut      
(This next variety has no catalog price in Shull and is listed as "Rare")
TW31B  #48218  $50  Civil/Military Service  Harrison County  light tone, AU  $275.00  obv  rev   
TW31B  #48216  $50  Civil/Military Service  Harrison County  Bright, Choice AU  $300.00  obv  rev  

Texas Ranger   _  Warrants:  Also See Sam Houston
AW16 / TW64   #3751  Oct 1, 1861  M. Kennedy (assignee) James Walworth (attorney).  I believe this is Mifflin Kennedy who was associated with Richard King (founder King Ranch).  The document states it is for "Protection of the Frontier" and then it appears to say it is from "Money advanced to the State of Texas".  Mifflin Kennedy and Richard King were merchants as well as cattle ranchers &c.  Perhaps the money advanced the State of Texas came from them or others overseas.  There are a lot of possible scenario.  The assignee, James Walworth, is found in both their articles and in Kennedy's it says "With partners James Walworth and Mifflin Kenedy, King established a livestock concern".  I discovered that James Walworth was Member Texas Legislature and Member of the Texas Convention (Secession Convention).  This warrant is endorsed on back by Texas Civil War Governor Edward Clark.  Ink Cancelled X (ic), XF+  $135.00  obv  rev      

Duplicate & Triplicate Warrants - Unlisted!  No Reference Number   
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Post War Texas
TW unlisted  (TW79)  For the time being I'm going to call this Certificate Texas Warrant #79.  TW80, which are usually dated 1868, are the documents we see from time to time.  The example of TW80 in Shull has written Act/Order date of 13 March 1868 and the document is titled, like most other warrants, TREASURY WARRANT.  Some I have images of in my files have "Order Date" in 1869.  This item is different in that it has the title:  Fractional Certificate, of Public Debt, under Act of November 9th, 1866.  This warrant is said to be Fundable in "six per cent Bonds".  I don't recall having ever seen one of these before.  That doesn't mean it's Rare.  There could be a horde of them out there somewhere.  Like Early State documents, post-War warrants haven't been recorded in any reference, other than the TW80.  This is a Remainder and while it is unsued I will call it Au/Cu with some light handling to be more precise.  Interesting Specimen,  $175.00  obv  rev        

Depression Script  ~  circa..  1933+/-
These are San Antonio Clearing House Certificates.  They are dated March 7th 1933.  They have punch holes (3) and are either Specimens or Cancelled Remainders.  There are no serial numbers or signatures.  I've seen another $1, $5 and $10; but, they were lower grade with folding, smudges, spots &c.  Issued uncancelled and cancelled are known from several of the more common Clearing Houses.  These two and the other three pieces I saw images of are the only ones I've ever seen.  I have been told these are scarce; but, by no means are they rare!  
$1.00  cat #235-1  PC  Unc  $135.00  obv  rev         
$5.00  cat #235-5  PC  Unc  $135.00  obv  rev          

             


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