Reverse includes handwritten resignation of Samuel Harper, September 16, 1872, owing to the confusion of the local Board of Aldermen.
Texas (state). Texas Reconstruction certificate of appointment of Samuel Harper as alderman of Sabine Pass, signed by Edmund Davis, Reconstruction governor of Texas. 1872. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents, 1597-1903, MS 009. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/27346.