Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George T. Wood:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1848-1849



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1847-1849 : Wood)
Title: Records
Dates: 1848-1849
Abstract: Types of records are correspondence, receipts, military orders, transcripts, vouchers, contracts, certificates, and translations, dating from 1848 to 1849. Documents are records from George T. Wood's term as governor of Texas.
Quantity: 0.24 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

George T. (Tyler or Thomas) Wood, governor of the state of Texas, held office from December 21, 1847 to December 21, 1849. Born in Georgia on March 12, 1795, Wood was a veteran of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend at nineteen and served in the Georgia state assembly. In 1839, he brought his family and 30 slaves to Texas where he settled a plantation along the Trinity River. Wood served in the Sixth Congress (1841) and the Annexation Convention of 1845. He resigned his seat in the state senate to become a regimental colonel in the Mexican War. Considered by his men to be a hero at the Battle of Monterrey, he was slighted by James Pinckney Henderson in the general's report; the incident may have been decisive in Wood's election as governor in 1847. Issues in his administration included increased defense of the frontier against Indians, payment of the large public debt, and establishment of Texas' right to the territory east of the Rio Grande above El Paso. Wood was defeated by the anti-Houston faction in 1849. He made two more unsuccessful attempts at re-election before he died on September 3, 1858.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records are correspondence, receipts, military orders, transcripts, vouchers, contracts, certificates, and translations, dating from 1848 to 1849. Documents are records from George T. Wood's term as governor of Texas. Subjects covered include the election and appointment of state officials, especially notaries public and pilot commissioners; frontier settlement; Indian affairs; and relations with Mexico. Correspondents include the Texas Legislature, Washington Daniel Miller, and George Deas.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Wood, George T., 1795-1858.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1846-1865.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1848-1849.
Receipts--Texas--Governors--1848-1849.
Orders (military records)--Texas--Governors--1848-1849.
Transcripts--Texas--Governors--1848-1849.
Vouchers--Texas--Governors--1848-1849.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records in this finding aid. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Secretary of State, Executive record books, 1835-1917, 14 reels of microfilm.
Santa Fe Papers, 1840-1842, 1848-1851, 1860, undated, 1.41 cubic ft.
Records Relating to Indian Affairs, 1825-1957 (bulk 1825-1880), 3.62 cubic ft.
Washington Daniel Miller Papers, 1832-1889 (bulk 1832-1869), 1.89 cubic ft.
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
George T. Wood Papers, 1837,1858, 2 items.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records of George T. Wood, Texas Office of the Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

There is no accession information for most of these records. Two letters dated November 21, 1849 were donated to the Texas State Archives by L.K. Miller as part of the Washington Daniel Miller papers on June 2, 1879.

Processing Information

June 1984

Tonia J. Wood, November 1995, April 2001

Jean Carefoot, April 2001


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1848-1849,
0.24 cubic ft.

Box Folder
301-18 1. Adams & Co., freight receipt for Governor of Texas, Jan., 1848,
printed, 1 p.
1. James W. Webb to W. D. Miller, Jan. 1, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
1. Wm. Frels to George T. Wood [GTW], Jan. 3, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
1. Alexander Nevill to Governor of Texas, Jan. 10, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
1. S. P. Brown, receipt, Jan. 16, 1848,
1 p.
1. John J. Sproull to State of Texas, receipt, Jan. 28, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
1. H. W. Metz, receipt, Jan. 31, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
2. GTW to House of Representatives, Feb. 17, 1848,
ms, 2 pp.
2. J. Shackelford & Co. to Governor of Texas, Feb. 21, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
2. G. V. Lusk to [Secretary of State], Feb. 22, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. House of Representatives to GTW, Mar. 1, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. Zachariah Roberts to [Secretary of State], Mar. 1, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. John H. Hutchings to GTW, Mar. 4, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. F. Hatch to GTW, Mar. 12, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. T. W. Ward to Governor, Mar. 13, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. Charles F. Compton, receipt, Mar., 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. Charles F. Compton, receipt, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. L. B. Hanchett, receipt, Mar. 20, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
3. N. C. Raymond to GTW, Mar. 20, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. Jasper Powlis to GTW, Apr. 4, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. H. Stuart to GTW, Apr. 7, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. J. Shackelford & Co., receipt, Apr. 21, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. William Palmer to GTW, Apr. 25, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. William Menefee to GTW, Apr. 25, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. John Brown to GTW, Apr. 25, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. Z. Wms. Eddy to GTW, Apr. 26, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
4. Pryor Lea, et al., to GTW, Apr. 27, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
5. Jas. Truett, et al.,to GTW, May 3, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
5. M. A. Dooley to GTW, May 14, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
5. W. B. Coffee to GTW, May 23, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
5. C. H. Buchner to GTW, May 23, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
6. J. M. Swisher, receipt, June 13, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
6. James Davenport to GTW, June 13, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
6. W. J. Mills to GTW, June 25, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
7. B. F. Mott to Secretary of State, July 12, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
7. Charles F. McClarty to [GTW], July 24, 1848,
ms, 2 pp.
7. R. N. Goode to GTW, July 28, 1848,
ms, 2 pp.
8. D. M. Brown to GTW, Aug. 21, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
9. Henry Tiebout to GTW, Sept. 10, 1848,
ms, 3 pp.
9. R. J. Holbrook to GTW, Sept. 11, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
9. F. H. Merriman to GTW, Sept. 15, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
9. Wm. H. Murrah to GTW, Sept. 20, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
10. James Ross to GTW, Oct. 3, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
11. M. C. Rogers to GTW, Nov. 3, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
11. Joseph P. Portis, certification, Nov. 6, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
12. Rice & Nichols, receipt, Dec. 2, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
12. W. R. Poag to GTW, Dec. 11, 1848,
ms, 1 p.
12. Richard Roman to GTW, Dec. 24, 1848,
ms, 2 pp.
13. James Armstrong to [Secretary of State], Jan. 10, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
13. Robert B. Wells to GTW, Jan. 12, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
13. Ward Benge to W. P. Miller, Jan. 16, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
14. F. Faunt Le Roy to GTW, Feb. 12, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
14. W. J. Worth to GTW, Feb. 15, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
14. W. J. Worth to GTW, Feb. 15, 1849,
transcript, 2 pp.
14. James A. Poage to GTW, Feb. 22, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
14. Jonathan G. Thomas to W. D. Miller, Feb. 27, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
14. R. M. Forbes to Capt. Joseph Lovett, Feb. 27, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
14. Wm. L. Bush to GTW, Feb. 28, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
15. John W. Brooks, et al.,to GTW, Mar. 1, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
15. Joseph Lovett to R. M. Forbes, Mar. 2, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
15. Jos. S. Hogg to GTW, Mar. 5, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
15. Jos. S. Hogg to GTW, Mar. 5, 1849,
transcript, 2 pp.
15. L. K. Fulton, et al.,to GTW, Mar. 5, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
15. L. K. Fulton, et al.,to Joseph Lovett, Mar. 5, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
15. James K. McCrearey to W. D. Miller, Mar. 12, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
15. Juan Raiknitz to Governor of Texas, Mar. 27, 1849,
ms, 4 pp.
16. James K. McCrearey to W. D. Miller, Apr. 2, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
16. William N. Bishop, et al.,to GTW, Apr. 5, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
16. John MacClary to "Dear Col.," Apr. 7, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
16. Joseph P. Portis to Department of State, Apr. 27, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
17. Citizens of Dallas Co. to GTW, May 21, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
17. Citizens of Cameron Co. to W. D. Miller, May 29, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
18. Wm. W. Nelson to GTW, June 12, 1849,
ms, 4 pp.
19. Geo. M. Brooke to GTW, July 11, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
19. Moses Johnson to GTW, July 11, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
19. Jose Martin Sanchez y Barcena to Secretary of State of United States, July 21, 1849,
translation, ms, 10 pp.
19. Geo. Deas to GTW, July 23, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
19. Walter Lambert to GTW, July 26, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
19. Geo. Deas to Cap'n Lee, July 27, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
20. John M. Clayton to Governor of the State of Texas, Aug. 4, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
20. Geo. Deas to GTW, Aug. 9, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
20. P. W. Humphreys to GTW, Aug. 11, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
20. Maj. Gen. Brooke, military order #53, Aug. 11, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
20. Geo. M. Brooke to GTW, Aug. 11, 1849,
ms, 4 pp.
20. Maj. Gen. Brooke, military order #57, Aug. 19, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
20. Geo. M. Brooke to GTW, Aug. 19, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
20. R. Jones to Geo. M. Brooke, Aug. 20, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
21. S. G. Haynie to GTW, receipt, Sept. 14, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
21. A. F. James to W. D. Miller, Sept. 19, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
21. C. H. Buchner, receipt, Sept. 19, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
21. C. H. Buchner, voucher,
ms, 1 p.
21. Joseph P. Portis to [Secretary of State], Sept. 24, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
22. Joseph P. Portis to [Secretary of State], Oct. 8, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
22. Angel Trias to Inspector, Oct. 10, 1849,
translation, ms, 2 pp.
22. E. B. Babbitt, extract of letter, Oct. 15, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
22. Isiah W. Wells to Maj. Williams, Oct. 20, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
22. Emilio Langberg to Major Jefferson Van Horne, Oct. 23, 1849,
translation, ms, 2 pp.
22. John W. Harris to GTW, Oct. 29, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
22. GTW/John W. Harris, contract, Oct. 30, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
22. GTW/John W. Harris, contract, Oct. 30, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. Burrell P. Smith to GTW, Nov. 3, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. N. C. Raymond to GTW, Nov. 6, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. J. Van Horne to Maj. George Deas, Nov. 8, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
23. Geo. W. Crawford to John M. Clayton, Nov. 8, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
23. GTW to Senate, Nov. 9, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. Geo. W. Crawford to GTW, Nov. 9, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. GTW to Senate, Nov. 20, 1849,
ms. 1 p.
23. W. D. Miller to GTW, Nov. 21, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. GTW to Senate, Nov. 21, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. F. I. Denman to Bvt. Maj. J. H. Lamotte, Nov. 22, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. F. I. Denman to J. H. Lamotte, Nov. 22, 1849,
transcript, 1 p.
23. D. D. Owen to N. Harmony, Nov. 24, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
23. Hy Wilson to Bvt. Maj. George Deas, Nov. 24, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
23. Hy Wilson to George Deas, Nov. 24, 1849,
transcript, 2 pp.
23. J. M. Maxey, et al.,to GTW, Nov. 25, 1849,
ms, 2 pp.
23. John Levi to GTW, Nov. 26, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
23. GTW to Senate, Nov. 30, 1849,
ms, 4 pp.
24. P. W. Humphries to George Deas, Dec. 1, 1849,
ms, 3 pp.
24. P. W. Humphries to George Deas, Dec. 1, 1849,
transcript, 3 pp.
24. N. C. Raymond to GTW, Dec. 3, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. GTW to Senate, Dec. 6, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. GTW to Senate, Dec. 17, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. GTW to Senate, Dec. 19, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. GTW, voucher, Dec. 20, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. B. F. Watts to Governor of Texas, Dec. 20, 1849,
printed, 1 p.
24. E. H. Winfield to [Secretary of State], Dec. 23, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. W. McKinney to [Secretary of State], Dec. 28, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. Jowers & Moffitt to [Secretary of State], Dec. 31, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
24. Mr. Bryant to [Secretary of State], Dec. 31, 1849,
ms, 1 p.
25. [] to Board of Commissioners of Pilots for Dept. of Lavaca,
ms, 2 pp.
25. L. K. Fulton to Board of Commissioners of Pilots for Port of Lavaca,
ms, 2 pp.
25. D. B. Jones, et al.,certification,
ms, 1 p.
25. George W. Ellis, et al.,to GTW,
ms, 2 pp.
25. Abstract of disbursements by Gov. GTW, ms, 2 pp.
25. Wm. H. Cotton, et al.,to GTW,
ms, 2 pp.
25. Wrapper for GTW, vouchers