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"MY COURSE HAS BEEN, AND EVER WILL BE, TO SECURE FIRST THE PROSPERITY & HAPPINESS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE"

HOUSTON, Samuel. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. January 15, 1852.

Three-page autograph letter boldly signed from Sam Houston to Gideon Welles, who would become Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln during the Civil War, discussing current foreign policy and Houston's "America First" attitude. $15,000.

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AUTOGRAPH 1834 SAMUEL HOUSTON LETTER, THRICE SIGNED BY HIM

HOUSTON, Samuel. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. May 1, 1834.

Bold two-page autograph letter signed from Sam Houston granting power of attorney to prominent 19th-century fur trader Auguste Pierre Chouteau for the purpose of transferring to two members of the Osage Nation title of his property on the Grand River in Oklahoma. Thrice signed: once in third person within the text, boldly and with a flourish at the conclusion of the letter, and a third time on the address leaf. $7200.

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