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To Sam Houston, Request for Texas Post for 1853
Houston Sam To Sam Houston, Request for Texas Post for1853[SAM HOUSTON]. M. V. Irwin, Autograph Letter Signed, to SamHouston, February 3, 185[4], [Magnolia, Texas?] 1 p., 7.375" x 9.5"Fire damage to right side with minimal effect on text, upper left cornermissing.In this interesting letter, a constituent from Texas writes toU.S. Senator Sam Houston to obtain a copy of the Patent Office report for1853. From the 1840s to the 1880s, Magnolia was a town along the TrinityRiver in Anderson County in eastern Texas.Complete Transcript: [Magnolia?] Feby 3rd185[4?] Hon Sam Houston / WashingtonCity Dr SirI hope you will pardon this intrusion asmuch as I am exceedingly anxious to see and know what is going on at themetropolis Will you be so Kind as to send me thePattent Office Report for 1853. There has not been a single Congressional[favr?] reached [Magnolia?] as yet(printed) Allow me the honor to subscribe myself your Obdt Svt andfriend M VIrwinSamuel Houston (1793-1863) was bornin Virginia and left home at age 16 and lived with the Cherokee. He enlistedto fight the British in the War of 1812 and came under the tutelage of AndrewJackson. After the war, he settled in Tennessee and began to practice law. In1822, he was elected to Congress and served from 1823 to 1827. He was astrong supporter of Andrew Jackson during his term in Congress. In 1827, hebecame governor of Tennessee but resigned in 1829 before his term ended afterhis wife left him amid rumors of alcoholism and infidelity. In the early1830s, Houston was in Washington to expose the frauds committed by governmentagents against … [Click Below for Full Description]
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