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REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MANUSCRIPT CITIZENSHIP OATH FOR AUMAH MARSHALL, SIGNED BY HIM AND ATTESTED TO BY E.R. WIGHTMAN AND H.L. COOK, ASSOC. JUSTICES, COUNTY OF MATAGORDA, JUNE 24th, 1839
1839. Single sheet, 9 x 8 in., recording a letter of citizenship for Aumah [Amnah?] Marshall: "In conformity with Section 6th of General provisions of the Constitution of Texas, I do solemnly swear that I arrived in Texas on the first day of March AD 1839 that I intend to reside permanently in this Republic and that I will well & truly support the constitution and laws and [true?] allegiance bear to the same." Signed by Marshall, and subscribed and sworn to by E.R. Wightman and H.L. Cook, Assoc. Justices, and Land Commissioners, Matagorda County, 24th day of June 1839. Docketed on verso, "Letter of Citizenship to A. Marshall." Some chipping along left margin, old fold lines, repaired along one fold with Japanese paper, another small hole also neatly repaired. Elias R. Wightman (1792-1841), who signed this document as a justice of the peace for Matagorda County, was one of Stephen Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists, arriving in Texas in about 1824. He helped establish the town of Matagorda, recruited settlers for the colony, and in 1829 was elected surveyor for Matagorda. In 1837 he was elected one of Matagorda County's first justices of the peace. [see his brief biography in the Handbook of Texas Online]. The other justice was Hamilton L. Cook, another early Matagorda settler. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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