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Sam Houston's Proclamation

219. Texas (republic). PRESIDENT, 1836-1838 (Houston).
[Proclamation offering rewards for the recapture of James Humphreys, charged with the murder of Captain Joseph Powell, and Charles Richards, charged with the murder of a friendly Indian, Captain Toby 
Dated at Houston August 17, 1837, and signed by President Houston and R. A. Irion, Secretary of State.]

[Houston Printed at the Telegraph Office, 1837]

Filmed from the Holdings of the Texas State Library Austin, Texas

By the President of the Republic of Texas
Proclamation for the Apprehension of
James Humphreys and Charles Richards
17th August 1837

Whereas, official information has been received that James Humphreys who had been committed by the civil authorities of the County of Brazoria on the charge of having assassinated Capt. Joseph Powell, at Columbia in June last; and was transferred by said authorities to then Military Post of Velasco for safe keeping, did escape on the night of the 10th instant in irons from said Po…

FERRERS - A Fortunate Ancestry

A Fortunate Ancestry

Genealogy, as in any art form, evokes emotion that flows like honey from the 
pen of the writer to its destination in the mind of the reader. 
One such narrative is of the noble 
Norman house of Walchelme de Frerrars. 
He is of the Ferrar family that originated in Ferbered, Normandy. 
The ancient re'gime manor house was the site of a Knights Templar building and 
a 7th century Benedictine abbey, being a thousand years old when 
destroyed during the French Revolution.

Taking their name from the ubiquitous elements, the family Ferrar
is no exception. This noble family operated one of the most 
ancient of forges at St. Hilliary, at the site of its armor shops.
This family had thedouble distinction of being 
Armorer and Master of the Horse for the Duke of Normandy. 
Proof of such history was attached to the hooves of war horses of the 
Duke of Normandy horse shoe with an escutcheon inaugurating a 
manorial custom of nobility and hereditary status as the 
Master of the Horse, the…