Texas Governor Peter H Bell & Chief Justice Lemuel D Evans Autographs - Signed For Sale
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Texas Governor Peter H Bell & Chief Justice Lemuel D Evans Autographs - Signed :
Two Important figures in Texas History. Texas 3rd Governor Peter Hansborough Bell (1810- 1898) and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice, US Texas Representative (Know Nothing Party)Lemuel Dale Evans (1810-1877) Signed and Inscribed page.7.25" x 5"
Note:Bell was a member of theTexas Army andfought as a private in the Battle of San Jacinto.He remained in the Texas Army until 1839. The next year, he joined the Texas Rangers held the rank of Major in theSomerville Expedition of 1842.In 1845, Bell resigned as captain of a company of Rangers to join the U. S. Army in the Mexican-American War. He won distinction at the battle of Buena Vista. He became Texas' third Governor in 1849. Bell served as a US served as colonel in the Confederate Army
Evans was a member of the convention that annexed Texas to the Union in 1845. In 1853 Evans ran for Governor unsuccessfully as a candidate in the American Know Nothing Party. He was elected to Congress in 1854.He served as member of the reconstruction convention in 1868 and as chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 1870 and 1871.