Lot #188
Texas: David G. Burnet

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Estimate: $600+


American politician (1788-1870) who served as interim president of the Republic of Texas in 1836. Uncommon manuscript DS, signed “David G. Burnet,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 12.75, November 8, 1834. Written verdict in the case of "Heirs of R. Graves vs. James & Olivia Moore," which reads, in part: "We the jury, after mature deliberation, come to the following conclusion from the law and facts…make this our verdict, all of the property in the first inventory appraised by L. Ramey and Amos Rawls, signed by John Huff, commissario, we consider James Moore and Olivia his wife bound for which…the monetary taken by Luke Lassier on 21st of April 1833 will show they are bound to pay the appraised value…and property not accounted for the hire of the negroes." Signed at the conclusion by Burnet, and countersigned by 12 jury members. In very good condition, with heavy overall toning, some light stains, and multiple old repairs to fold splits, tears, and small areas of paper loss.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021

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