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Robert J. Clow Appeals to Sam Houston of Texas in 1853
Houston Sam Robert J. Clow Appeals to Sam Houston of Texas in 1853 [SAM HOUSTON]. Robert J Clow, Autograph Letter Signed, to Sam Houston, February 1, [1854], Lavaca, Texas. 2 pp., 7.625" x 9.75" Fire damage to right side, affecting ten lines on first page. In this interesting letter, Texas merchant Robert J. Clow asks U.S. Senator Sam Houston to support the appointment of John W. Maulding to the position of collector of customs to fill a vacancy created when the incumbent died under suspicious circumstances. Complete Transcript: Lavaca Texas Feby 1st 1853 [1854] Genl Sam Houston / U.S. Senator Dr Sir, I beg to inform you that our mutual friend Genl A Somervell (Collector of the District of Saluria) was drowned some few days since in the Bay of Matagorda, by the capsizing of his boat in a severe "Norther." Whose death I know you will sincerely regret, as he was a good citizen, warm hearted gentleman, and a staunch friend of yours. In connection with the above Melancholy event, I beg further to state that the office has become vacant--and that a mutual friend of ours, has petitioned for the office, To wit, Majr J. W. Maulding of this place, as he is in every way worthy of the post, and both qualified & needful, I ask it as a personal favor to myself that you will use your recommendation and influence to secure his appointment. I need not assure you that he is a staunch democrat, of the true school, or [I?] should not ask his appointment. He is an old Texian aged about 58, with a considerable family, and [I?] am certain … [Click Below for Full Description]
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