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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


PROCLAMATION
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…