Lot 254: Manuscript document, seven pages on four sheets, 8 x 12.5, no date but probably circa 1847. Manuscript copy of the "Plan and Powers of the Provisional Government of Texas." Docketing on the reverse of the final page reads, "Exhibit D. League vs. De Young & Browne. Filed December 13, 1847." The Provisional Government of Texas is set out in twenty-one articles; Article XV is omitted from this copy. In very good condition, with expected document wear and irregular overall staining and toning. The Provisional Government existed from November 13, 1835, until March 1, 1836, but was largely ineffective. This later copy may have been made in an effort to substantiate a legal claim. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection.
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