Lot 223: Daughter of Rebekah Russel Cumings, one of the original settlers in Stephen F. Austin's colony, who assumed ownership of the family's land in 1839. Cumings was briefly engaged to lawyer and Alamo hero William B. Travis. Manuscript DS, one lightly-lined page, 7.5 x 7, April 19, 1841. Note requesting William Huff to pay fifty dollars. In part: "Please pay to G. A. Dennet Fifty Dollars in Merchandize and that amt shall be good against the draft I hold drawn by you." In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), ink erosion to several areas of writing, a rough bottom edge, and overall toning. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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