Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 213

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(TEXAS.) Group of 4 letters from Galveston during and after Texan independence. 4 letters, each about 10 x 8 inches, each with inked New Orleans postmarks and other postal markings; various conditions. With typed transcripts. Galveston, TX, 1837-50

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Daniel Herrick to wife Emily in North Yarmouth, ME. On a merchant voyage: "This is a lonesome place to come to. It is 15 miles from any house." 18 March 1837 Robert W. Withers to wife Mary of Greensboro, AL. Also on a merchant voyage: "There is no sicknes here now, tho it has been very sickly. It is entirely a new place, only one house in it being 2 years old, but every place looks lonesome & desolate without you." 24 November 1839 Sarah to brother Rev. Thomas W. Sydnor of Nottoway County, VA. "Our church is in an unpleasant position just now. Mr. Huckins is decidedly unpopular with the majority . . . we are now without a pastor. . . . The angel of death has been busy with us the past summer. Many have fallen victims to the fever." 27 December 1847 William Hendley to S. Gildersleeves of Portland, CT. "We have had another wreck at the mouth of the river, the schr Maria from New Orleans. The brig Nun from New York, the first of a new line from NY to the Brazo, went on to the bar the other day, knocked off her false keel, sprung a leak, but finally got off and arrived here leaking badly. . . . I think this direct shipments to the Brazos is about used up." 5 May 1850.