2008
2008

PROPERTY FROM THE DAVY CROCKETT COLLECTION OF DAVID ZUCKER

Smith, John William
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
2008

PROPERTY FROM THE DAVY CROCKETT COLLECTION OF DAVID ZUCKER

Smith, John William
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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Smith, John William

Provenance

Smith directs the Treasurer of the Corporation of the City of San Antonio to "Pay to R. T. Higgenbotham five dollars on account of Building bridge over the San Antonio River as per order of the Corporation in session 24th August 1842."

Less than six years before executing this mundane civic document, Smith was serving as a scout and messenger during the siege of the Alamo. Because William Travis dispatched him from the Alamo with a message for or Washington-on-the-Brazos, Smith escaped death. He was first elected mayor of San Antonio in 1837.

Literature

One page on a slip of paper (2 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.; 72 x 202 mm), San Antonio, 1 September 1842; lightly browned, a few stains. Matted and framed with Plexiglas.

Catalogue Note

Manuscript document signed ("Jn. W. Smith Mayor"), being a pay order

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York