This offering is a 4 5 in. x 2.5in cut signature that was a free frank and the signture reads, Sam Houston,free,n.p.,n.d. but circa early 1800's .">
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Samuel Houston ( 1793 1863) . Houston was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and soldier.Houston was a key figure in the history of Texas, including periods as President of the Republic of Texas, Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor. Although a slave owner and opponent of abolitionism, he refused, because of his unionist convictions, to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union, bringing his governorship to an end. To avoid bloodshed, he refused an offer of an army to put down the rebellion, and instead retired to Huntsville, Texas.
A fight with a Congressman, followed by a high profile trial, led to his emigration to Mexican Texas, where he soon became a leader of the Texas Revolution. He supported annexation by the United States rather than seeking long term independence and expansion for Texas. The city of Houston was named after him during this period. Houston's reputation survived his death: posthumous commemoration has included a memorial museum, a U.S. Army base, an historical park, a university, and the largest statue of an American figure. A great Texan and a great American.
This offering is a 4 5 in. x 2.5 in cut signature that was a free frank and the signature reads, Sam Houston,free,n.p.,n.d. but circa early 1800's.The signature is in good condition and shows normal aging.The image shows the mounting corners. The signature will be accompanied by an image of Sam Houston for framing.
The autograph comes with a letter of authenticity as to its origin, history and authenticity.
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