Lot 3: TWICE Signed STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Autograph Document Signed
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Texas Founding Father Stephen F. Austin Promissory Note
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (1793-1836). Known as the "Father of Texas" Texas Colonizer, Republic of Texas' First Secretary of State. Together with added notation To David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870), President of the interim government of the Republic of Texas in office during March 17, 1836-October 22, 1836.
Manuscript Autograph Document , "Stephen F. Austin" within the text, and once again on the verso, not dated, 1 page, 7.5" x 3.5", Fine. Being a promissory note to Martin Ruggles of Caledonia, Missouri for $700. Signed, "Martin Ruggles," below Austin's text. Light scattered tone, small stains and smudges, loss at bottom right affects several words of text and has been repaired infilled with paper at the left side, else very good condition. This Document reads, in full: "Sixty days after date I promise to pay Stephen F. Austin or order Seven Hundred Dollars payable and negotiable in the Bank of St. Lou(is a)mount defalcation for value recd." A rare TWICE Signed Document by Texas Founding Father Stephen F. Austin.