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Collection Reference Number GLC06623.11
From Archive Folder Collection of letters and documents by Texas patriots & politicians 
Title Appointment of administrator for the estate of the late Robert Cunningham
Date 24 September 1838
Author Heard, William J. E. (1801-1874)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Acting in his capacity as probate judge, Heard appoints Bazil G. Ijams the administrator of Cunningham's estate. Written four days before Heard was elected chief justice of Colorado County, Texas.
Subjects American West  Texas  Judiciary  Law  Estate  
People Heard, William J. E. (1801-1874)  Ijams, Bazil G. (fl. 1838)  
Place written Colorado County, Texas
Theme Law; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information In 1830, Heard emigrated to Texas, where he was granted a league and a labor in Stephen F. Austin's colony. He commanded a volunteer regiment at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1840, he was elected chief justice of Wharton County and accompanied Colonel John H. Moore's expedition against the Indians of the upper Colorado River.
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859