A Guide to the George Louis Hammeken Statements, 1837
Businessman George Louis Hammeken (?-1881) moved to Mexico around 1831, settling in Texas as a representative for banking agents Manning and Marshall four years later. As president of the Brazos and Galveston Railroad, he purchased land in Austinia, the planned site for the company’s main office. From 1839 through 1841, Hammeken served as secretary to Barnard E. Bee, the Texas minister to Mexico, and his successor James Webb. Establishing the commission merchant business Hammeken and Andrews in San Luis, Hammeken recruited investors to develop a railroad and canal, plans which were abandoned by 1843. Within the next five years, he married the daughter of General José Antonio Mexía, Adelaide Matilda Mexía, with whom he had two children. Living primarily in New Orleans and Mexico City, Hammeken and his brother-in-law Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexía managed the family’s land holdings in Texas.
Lang, Herbert H. "Hammeken, George Louis."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 6, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fha41.
Comprising a typescript entitled "Brief Remarks on Dr. Channing’s Letter to Hon. Henry Clay," the George Louis Hammeken Statements, 1837, discuss and clarify "falsehoods" in W. E. Channing’s public letter to Henry Clay concerning the annexation of Texas to the United States.
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George Louis Hammeken Statements, 1837 , Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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