Barnett, Thomas (1798-1843) [Partial legal document in the case of Thomas W. Nibbs vs. J.N. Penningyon, et al]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06623.02 Author/Creator: Barnett, Thomas (1798-1843) Place Written: Austin County, Texas Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: circa 1835 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 19.5 cm.
The case concerned the return of unearned legal fees.
Barnett, a pioneer settler and public official, was among the "Old 300" to colonize Texas with Stephen Austin in 1823. He held several offices in Austin and was one of the three delegates from Austin Municipality to the Convention of 1836, where he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. In 1836, he was appointed chief justice of Austin County.
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