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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 in1853[SAM HOUSTON]. Robert J Clow, Autograph Letter Signed, to SamHouston, 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 asksU.S. Senator Sam Houston to support the appointment of John W. Maulding tothe position of collector of customs to fill a vacancy created when theincumbent 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 friendGenl A Somervell (Collector of the District of Saluria) was drowned some fewdays 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 goodcitizen, warm hearted gentleman, and a staunch friend ofyours. In connection with the above Melancholyevent, I beg further to state that the office has become vacant—and that amutual 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 bothqualified & needful, I ask it as a personal favor to myself that youwill use your recommendation and influence to secure his appointment. I neednot 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 aconsiderable family, and [I?] am certain has more claims than any citizen onthe Bay and a thousand more than any strang[er … [Click Below for Full Description]
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