Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
SAMUEL HOUSTON. Document Signed, "SamHouston," bond governing the transfer from Auguste Pierre Chouteau to Houston and his partners the title to two parcels of land on the Neosho River. Countersigned by two witnesses. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; minor chipping at fold intersections, remnants of prior mounting at edges of terminal page. [Muskogee, OK], 22 November 1831

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"Whereas Col. A.P. Chouteau of the Grand Saline made sale of two reservations of land lying on the east side of the Neosho river . . . to . . . Sam. Houston . . . [who] subsequently took a deed of confirmation and grant of title from the Osage Nation . . . . I do hereby bind myself . . . to . . . Chouteau, provided the claim and right which I obtained from the Osage Nation . . . should hold the two sections of land adverse to the right and title derived from said Col. A.P. Chouteau, to indemnify him against the lawful claim or claims of . . . Sam. Houston otherwise this deed to be null & void."

In 1829, soon after his marriage to Eliza Allen, Houston and his new bride separated. Houston then resigned his governorship of TN and moved to the Arkansas Territory to live among the Cherokee where he remained, living as a trader and representing Cherokee trading interests in Washington, until he left for TX in 1832, purchasing property there the following year.