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Areas of Interest
The Texas Republic
Early Statehood
Giants of Texas History
Indian Relations
Rangers and Outlaws
Texas Characters
Flags and Maps

The Texas Constitution



Table of Contents

The Texas Republic

The Long Expedition
- James Long Expedition List

The Turtle Bayou Resolutions
- Manuscript with signatures

Sam Houston's Call for Volunteers

The Texas Declaration of Independence
- Original manuscript
- Printed Broadside

The Grass Fight
- Report from William H. Jack to Edward Burleson

The Siege of Bexar
- Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Bowie and Fannin
- Ben Milam's Passport
- Letter from Milam and Burleson
- List of Texan Wounded
- Surrender of General Cos
- Map of the Siege of Bexar
- Joseph Lopez, first-hand account

The Goliad Massacre
- Statement of John C. Duval on the massacre
- Dr. Barnard's list of Fannin's men
- Map of the ground plan at Fort Defiance
- Map of Fannin's Fight at La Bahia
- Andrew A. Boyle, first-hand account

The Battle of the Alamo
William Barrett Travis' Letter from the Alamo
- About the Letter
- Full Text
David Crockett
- Crockett claim for $60 for two rifles, 1835
- Second claim of Crockett for the rifles, 1836
- Claim of Crockett's heirs, 1836
- Payment of public debt claim for Crockett's widow, 1854
James Butler Bonham
- Letter from Bonham to Sam Houston
Santa Anna's Account of the Battle
Election return from the Alamo, February 1836
The Sale of the Alamo
- Offer to Sell the Alamo, 1882
- Sale of the Alamo to the State, 1883

The Battle of San Jacinto
- Sam Houston's Official Report on the Battle
- Thomas J. Rusk's Official Report
- Texan Killed and Wounded
- Mexican Killed and Wounded
- Lyman Rounds, first-hand account
- William P. Zuber, first-hand account
- Santa Anna's Surrender, first-hand account of John Forbes
- African-Americans at San Jacinto

The Treaties of Velasco
- The Public Treaty
- The Secret Treaty

The Archives War
- Letter from Sam Houston ordering removal of the archives from Austin
- Sam Houston's explanation of his actions
- Report of the House investigating commmittee (Complete report)
- Thomas William Ward's claim mentioning Mrs. Eberly

The Mier Expedition
- Page from list compiled in Perote Prison showing fate of Fisher's command
- Samuel Hamilton Walker, first-hand account

Negotiating for Peace with Mexico
- James Hamilton's appointment of Texas commissioner
- President Burnet's instructions to Hamilton
- President Lamar's letter of credence for Hamilton
- Queen Victoria's ratification of the convention

Republic of Texas Currency

Early Statehood

- Vote Totals for the Annexation Referendum, 1845
- President Anson Jones' valedictory address on the date of annexation by the United States

- Petition for Emancipation of Liley, 1847
- Sale of 10-year-old Loise, 1849

The 1850 Boundary Act
- 1850 Boundary Act, transmitted by Daniel Webster
- Thomas J. Rusk Letter on the 1850 Boundary Compromise

- Texas Ordinance of Secession

The Texas Constitution

The Texas Constitution of 1876

Giants of Texas History

Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
- Nicolas La Salle Journal, 1682 Expedition

Stephen F. Austin
- Commentary on Mexico's independence from Spain, 1823
- Letter about the frustrations of starting his colony, 1824
- Military address on putting down the Fredonian rebellion, 1827
- Letter on his arrest in Mexico, 1834
- Letter from a Mexican prison, 1834
- Circular of the Committee of Safety, advising on the preparations for war, 1835

Sam Houston
- Official Report of the Battle of San Jacinto
- Cherokee Treaty, 1836
- Boundary Treaty between the U.S. and Texas, 1838
- Houston's passport, 1839
- Letter from Robert E. Lee, 1860
- Letter from Samuel Morse, 1860
- Letter to Sam Houston, Jr., 1861

Lorenzo de Zavala
- Title page from Viage á los Estados-Unidos, 1834
- Broadside for the meeting at Lynch's tavern, 1835
- Motion for Zavala to translate the Declaration into Spanish
- Declaration del Pueblo de Tejas, November 1835
- Letter to President Burnet protesting the conduct of the war
- Zavala's second resignation letter, 1836

Thomas Jefferson Rusk
- Rusk Oath of Citizenship to Mexico
- Rusk's Report from San Jacinto
- Rusk Letter on the 1850 Boundary Compromise

Juan Seguín
- Seguín's orders to forage the countryside for horses, 1837
- Recommendation to appoint Seguín to office, 1837
- Letter from Somervell to Houston on Seguín's loyalty, 1842

José Antonio Navarro
- Autobiography of José Antonio Navarro
- Letter from Stephen F. Austin, 1829
- Letter about Navarro's appointment to the Santa Fe expedition
- Sam Houston's comments on Navarro's imprisonment

Mirabeau B. Lamar
- Letter to his brother, eleven days before San Jacinto, 1836
- Address on protecting the frontier from Indian attack, 1839
- Letter on the Santa Fe affair, 1842
- Letter to David G. Burnet on the Mexican War and Sam Houston, 1847
- "Carmelita," a poem by Lamar

Anson Jones
- Instructions to the Texas chargé d'affaires in Washington, D.C., 1842
- Letter discussing the possibility of a treaty with the Indians, 1842
- Letter to J. Pinckney Hendersonon on annexation negotiations, 1844
- Letter on the prospects for the passage of the annexation treaty, 1844
- Letter to Sam Houston on Jones' misgivings on the treaty, 1844

Early African-American Senators
- Matt Gaines in Debate on the Senate Floor
- George T. Ruby's Oath of Office

Hogg, Reagan, and the Texas Railroad Commission
- Hogg Letter to Reagan offering him the leadership
- Reagan letter of acceptance

Indian Relations in Texas

James Bowie's 1835 Report
Cherokee Treaty, 1836
Bird's Fort Treaty, 1843
Quanah Parker

Rangers and Outlaws

William Rozier, Republic-era Ranger
John B. Jones Ranger Oath
Pay Voucher for John Barclay Armstrong
Pay Voucher for Junius Peak
Will Rogers' Enlistment as a Special Texas Ranger
Frank Hamer Warrant of Authority
John Wesley Hardin Restoration of Citizenship
Wanted Poster for Sam Bass
The 1919 Ranger Investigation
Wanted Poster for Clyde Barrow [1]
Wanted Poster for Clyde Barrow [2]

Texas Characters

Pappy O'Daniel
- Beautiful Texas Sheet Music

Emily West, "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
- Yellow Rose of Texas Sheet Music
- Passport of Emily West

Flags and Maps of Texas

Design of the Lone Star Flag
- Blue and White Flag Design
- Green, White, and Red Flag Design
- Lone Star Flag and Seal Design by Peter Krag

Historic Flags of Texas

The King's Highway Map

Mural - "Texas Moves Toward Statehood"

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