Lot 219: Noah T. Byars

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:17

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Lot 219: Manuscript document, one page, 7.25 x 3.75, February 27, 1836. A pay order, in part: "The Treasurer of the provisional Government of Texas. You will pay to Noah T. Byars or order nineteen Dollars-out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated." Signed at the conclusion by John McMullen as controller and J. W. Moody as auditor; not signed by Byars. In very good condition, with repaired separations to central vertical and horizontal folds, a couple chips, overall wrinkling, scattered staining, cancellation notations, and show-through from docketing to reverse. Byars owned the building rented for the then-assembled Convention of 1836, which resulted in the Texas Declaration of Independence being signed just three days later on March 2, 1836. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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