Lot 248: John S. Roberts

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:22

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Lot 248: Merchant and politician (1796-1871) who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. ALS signed "J. Roberts," one page, 7.75 x 12.5, October 17, 1833. Letter to James P. Harrison, in part: "My note was presented to me by Mr. Hallain-and at present it is impossible for me to pay as I would wish to do. Lately I have secured to myself 8 leagues land & 1500 acres on red river which will in a short time I am in hopes be very valuable if lands continue to rise, and then I will be able to discharge every debt I owe. If you would like a league of land...I will freely give to you and you may rest easy that I will pay you as soon as my lands come in market. I have not forgotten you as an old friend & I hope it continues so." Docketed on the reverse in another hand. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the last two letters of the signature) and a few small blots of ink, otherwise fine condition. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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