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Houstonizing, or a cure for slander - Front. approximately 1836. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/906/show/904.

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(approximately 1836). Houstonizing, or a cure for slander - Front. Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/906/show/904

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Houstonizing, or a cure for slander - Front, approximately 1836, Early Texas Documents, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 16, 2018, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/906/show/904.

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Title Houstonizing, or a cure for slander
Date approximately 1836
Description Engraving of a caricature of Sam Houston.
Inscription Inscription on front: Written above, "Q: How did Mr. ___ behave? Did he shew much pluck? A: Well Sir, I can say but little for his pluck, but I assure you he shewed considerable bottom." Written below, "Low on his back the HERO lies/The welkin echoing to his cries/With feet upraised and hands outspread-/’Lordy;’ oh don't! Please Sir!! he said."; Inscription on back: "On March 31, 1832 Wm. Stanbery - member of congress from Ohio in the cource (sic) of a broad criticism of the administration, inquired ‘Was not the late Secretary of War removed because of his attempt fraudulently to give Governor Houston the contract for indian rations?’ Sam Houston wanted to settle the matter there but J K Polk hustled him outside to cool off - However on April 13th Houston met Stanbery late that evening by chance and beat him with his hickory cane. Stanbery drew his pistol, put it to Houston's chest, and pulled the trigger - but it misfired - Later Houston appeared in court over the matter - See Marquis James ‘The Raven’ Page 162-173 for more”
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836
  • Texas--History--To 1846
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
  • Stanbery, William, 1788-1873
Genre (AAT)
  • engravings (prints)
  • prints (visual works)
Type (DCMI)
  • Image
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 2, Folder 41
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=465
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_0824_001.jpg