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Scope and Contents: The correspondence in these papers, directed to Aldrich, mostly deals with surveys and sale of land. Among the more interesting letters in this collection are: Charles A. Sewell's denying that he ever sold arms to the Caddo Indians (1839); Charles Taylor's relating the marriage of Anna Raguet to Robert Irion, whom she chose over Sam Houston (1840); and that of David G. Burnet, Secretary of State (once President) of the Republic of Texas, calling for a survey of land for the establishment of a general system of education (1839). The originals of the xeroxed items from the Nacogdoches County Courthouse records are housed in the East Texas Research Center. The originals for the three typescripts copied from the R. B. Blake Collection have not yet been located.