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Sam Houston, Manuscript Letter, Signed

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Sam Houston writes and signs a letter to a Philadelphia lawyer.

While serving as U.S. Senator from Texas (1845-59), Houston sends his autograph to a collector:  “…(I) am happy to comply with your request.”  Mr. Bolton was favored with an exceptionally large, bold, and classic signature.

In addition to his Senatorial tenure, Sam Houston was 1st Gov. of the Republic of Texas, later state Gov.; hero of Texas War for Independence; U.S. Senator; and eponym of the city.

Excellent; very light fold; lt. staining at bottom right corner barely touching the signature.

Houston, SamuelManuscript Letter, signed (“Sam Houston” with an elaborate paraph).  Washington (DC):  7 February 1854.  To:  C. Bolton Esq., 56 Chesnutt Street, Philad., Pa.  7-3/4 x 9-2/4 in.; 1p.