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Description: White leather gloves. Also included is an old tattered envelope with the state seal of Texas - Land, Tax and General Agency, Austin. Handwritten: Mifs [sic] Julia Pease City.
Description: Historical Note: White leather gloves worn by E.M. Pease when he was married on Aug. 22, 1850. Elisha Marshall Pease was born on January 3, 1812, in Enfield, Connecticut. Pease fought in the battle of Gonzales, the first battle of the Texas revolution, on October 2, 1835. He served as secretary to the General Council of the Provisional Government and, as a member of that body, attended the convention that met at Washington-on-the-Brazos in March 1836. At that meeting he wrote part of the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. He then served the ad interim government as chief clerk, successively, of the navy and treasury departments. During the early months of the republic Pease served as clerk to the judiciary committee of the House of Representatives and took a major part in writing the new nation's criminal code. In the fall of 1836 he served as acting secretary of the treasury. After his admittance to the bar in April 1837 Pease became the republic's first comptroller of public accounts. After annexation Pease represented Brazoria County in the first three legislatures and authored the Probate Code of 1846. In 1851 he made an unsuccessful run for the governorship. Two years later he won the office and was reelected in 1855. He married Lucadia Christiana Niles, of Poquonock, Connecticut, in 1850.
Citation information: ATF0189, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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