Lot 247: Merchant and politician (1796-1871) who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Manuscript DS, signed "J. Roberts," one page both sides, 9 x 11.25, May 19, 1848. Legal document and proposed interrogatories concerning a claim for lands in the Galveston area. In part: "I John S. Roberts one of the plaintiffs in the above suits make oath and say, that the answers to the foregoing interrogatories are material to support the demand of the said suits, and that I know of no reason by whom I can from the same facts." Signed at the conclusion by Roberts. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a couple small edge separations, and heavy show-through from writing to opposing sides somewhat affecting legibility. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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