Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 200.00 USD
Estimated at 400.00 - 600.00 USD
1) Travis Texas, 1847 1-page manuscript affidavit of constable J. N. Sowell "… solemnly swear that since the adoption of the constitution of this state by the Congress of the United States, I being a citizen of this state, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons in this state or out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge or aided advised or assisted any person…". Very good overall. 2) Scarce original 1820 22 page pamphlet of "Correspondence, between the late Commodore Stephen Decatur and Commodore James Barron, which led to the unfortunate meeting of the twenty-second of March". Barron killed Decatur in duel on that date. This very scarce text was printed in several US cities in 1820, and is still in print today. Fair to good overall, blind stamp on cover, staining, chipping at edges, signed by Reverend G. T. Kirkland, Cambridge. 3) 8.5" x 4.25" 9-page printed sermon, Rev James Britton, Indianapolis, 1838: "THE PRACTISE OF DUELING in the HUMAN & DIVINE LAW", interesting plea to Americans plagued in this time frame by pervasiveness of dueling. "He who kills another in a duel, is in the sight of God a murderer". Good to very good overall, toning and staining about side wraps, trimmed tightly on right edge slightly reducing text. PROVENANCE: Martin Lane Historic & Western Americana Lifetime Collection. (02-21978/JS). $400-600.