SHERIFF JOHN COFFEE "JACK" HAYS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/26/1852 - HFSID 347368
SHERIFF JOHN COFFEE "JACK" HAYS The Texas Ranger who migrated to California pens his name on this document pertaining to the auctioning off of property in San Francisco. Highly sought after signature! Document signed: "John C. Hays/ Sheriff" in iron gall ink, 1p, 8x12¼.
Sale Price $2,550.00
SHERIFF JOHN COFFEE "JACK" HAYS The Texas Ranger who migrated to California pens his name on this document pertaining to the auctioning off of property in San Francisco. Highly sought after signature! Document signed: "John C. Hays/ Sheriff" in iron gall ink, 1p, 8x12¼. Accompanied by red, custom-made leatherbound presentation folder with marbleized front and back cover also containing the signer's name and year of document on the spine. April 26, 1852. Partly-printed document containing handwritten portions by Hays certifying the sale at public auction of a piece of property in San Francisco. He describes the property for sale, in part: "a lot in the City of San Francisco situated on Market Street two hundred and Seventy five feet from the southwest corner of Second Street." SHERIFF JOHN COFFEE "JACK" HAYS (1817-1883) was involved in multiple armed conflicts from 1836 to 1984, some of which were waged against the Comanche people in Texas during the Mexican-American War. The nephew of Andrew Jackson, Hays was personally recommended by his uncle for service with Sam Houston's Texas Rangers. He was accordingly appointed by Houston to a company of the Texas Rangers and went on to command of the First Regiment of Texas Rangers at the Battle of Monterrey and the Second Regiment of Texas Rangers in the Mexico City campaign of the famous General Winfield Scott. In 1849, Hays was appointed as a U.S. Indian agent for the Gila River country, an area that extended across New Mexico and Arizona. Hays migrated to California in 1850, where he became one of the founders of the city of Oakland. Hays County, Texas is named after him. Provenance: Warren Anderson, 1995. The author of "A Collectors Guide to Documents from the Old West", a 52-page illustrated booklet useful for collectors of Western Americana, Anderson is well-respected in the collecting world. He is considered to be a renowned expert on important Western documents. Corners and edges gently worn. Toned. Three horizontal folds, traveling the full width of the document. Ink notes in an unknown hand on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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