Lot 273: Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 10, May 31, 1844. As president of the Republic of Texas, Houston appoints Rufus E. Brown "to the Office of Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Gonzales, in said Republic." Prominently signed at the top by Houston and countersigned at the conclusion by Anson Jones as secretary of state. In fine condition, with professionally reinforced separations to horizontal folds. Jones succeeded Houston as president of Texas at the end of 1844. A beautifully signed document by both of these influential Texas political figures. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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