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    1838 $20 Government of Texas, Fine-VF. Cr-H19. A crisp example with three cut cancels that is slightly wrinkled, but is still very attractive for the grade. The margins are nice for the issue, and there are no defects worthy of mention. While this note bears a signature claiming to be that of Sam Houston as President of Texas, Houston was actually unable to sign anything, as a result of his right wrist having been shot in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. His secretary, William G. Cooke, was authorized by an Act of the Texas Congress to sign these notes for the President.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2000
    15th Sunday
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