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Priming powder gourd
Title: Priming powder gourd
Description: Priming powder and shot flasks made from gourd, two pieces.
Description: Historical Note: Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885) was a prominent Texan of the nineteenth century. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he studied medicine, became a pharmacist and also earned a license in Texas to practice medicine. He was the first to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 and used a button he found in a pocket as the Seal for the Republic of Texas. He designed the Lone Star Flag of the Republic of Texas. After fighting at the Battle of San Jacinto, Mr. Stewart served as an interpreter during the ensuing negotiations. After the Texas War for Independence, he served as Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas. In 1840 he became District Attorney for Montgomery County and was also a notary public. He served three separate terms in the Texas Legislature.
Description: Related Collection: Charles Bellinger Stewart collection at the Texas State Archives, and Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart Family Papers at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
Citation information: ATF0192, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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