[Judgment against William R. Baker]
by [LAW -- REPUBLIC OF TEXAS].
Fannin County, Texas: Clerk, 1845. . Printed broadside, 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, finished in manuscript; has been folded in half and then in thirds. It is docketed on the verso Baker is fined $10.00 plus $1.75 costs and 60¢ interest. The bottom half of the document is a "Taxed list of Costs", on the "Clerk's Fees" side the relevant articles have been filled in which amount to the $1.75. Beside this is a list of "Sheriffs Fees" covering Empanneling a jury; summoning witness; taking bond, levying execution, etc.Baker moved to Texas in 1837 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad (1852). From 1880Ð1886 he was Mayor of Houston. He owned part of the Houston Post (1883).The judge was William N. Porter who also came to Texas in 1838 and in 1841/42 he represented Bowie County in the House of the Sixth Congress. See "Handbook of Texas" for both men (Inventory #: 2016)