of the costs, which the said Perkins then
& there paid[.] And said Henry E Perkins also
advanced the remainder of the mileage as
charged[.] The whole amount which he has
paid is the sum of one hundred and forty
eight 25/100 Doll[ar]s as pr bill annexed & this
is his receipt for said amount[.]
Houston Janry 29th 1863
The State of Texas
Harris County This is to certify that B.P.
Lanham has qualified and now is the acting sheriff
of Harris County. That the name B.P. Lanham
is the true signature of said Lanham[,] he being
the sheriff aforesaid.
Witness my hand and the seal of the
County Court of Harris County
this 28th day of January
Henry E. Perkins to the Texas Legislature, February 13, 1863. Correspondence Concerning the Penitentiary, Records Relating to the Penitentiary, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.