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Smith, Henry W. (1836-1869) [Commission of H.C. Hudson as second judge in municipality of Austin]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01860.02 Author/Creator: Smith, Henry W. (1836-1869) Place Written: Austin, Texas Type: Document signed Date: 3 December 1835 Pagination: 2 p. ; 40 x 32.5 cm.

Signed by Henry Smith as Governor of Texas. Signed and docketed on verso by Hudson, to the Legislative Council of Texas (misdated 1836), resigning his commission as second judge.

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