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Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859; Starr, James Harper, 1809-1890. Republic of Texas promissory note for $5 - Front. January 27, 1840. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/815/show/813.

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Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859; Starr, James Harper, 1809-1890. (January 27, 1840). Republic of Texas promissory note for $5 - Front. Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/815/show/813

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Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859; Starr, James Harper, 1809-1890, Republic of Texas promissory note for $5 - Front, January 27, 1840, Early Texas Documents, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/815/show/813.

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Title Republic of Texas promissory note for $5
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859
  • Starr, James Harper, 1809-1890
Date January 27, 1840
Description Republic of Texas promissory note for $5, A4 No. 634, fifth issue and good for twelve months after the date. A further act of the Congress of 19 January 1839 authorized the issuance of a new type of promissory note, payable to the bearer without interest. This new money was nicknamed "red backs" for the design printed in reddish orange on the reverse. While the interest-bearing notes managed to hold their value briefly, overissue of notes advanced so that by the time red backs appeared, they were already valued at only 37.5 cents to the dollar.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846
  • Texas--History--To 1846
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859
  • Starr, James Harper, 1809-1890
Genre (AAT)
  • financial records
Type (DCMI)
  • Image, Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 2, Folder 82
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Front
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File Name eatex_201210_0325_001.jpg