David G. Harding vs. Thomas J. Watts and Thomas J. Woodall, a complete manuscript copy of the case, its petitions, depositions, hearings, and trials, as it headed for final resolution in the Texas Supreme Court, 28 November 1849; docketed by Thomas Green, "Filedf Dec. 12. 1849. / Green / Clk."

Folio. 44 pp. [rectos only]. Tied in upper margin; some wear along bottom edge of each leaf, out leaf with substantial wear and browning. Still very good. Item #46661

In January 1845 Harding filed suit against Watts and Woodall, trying to gain payment for property, including farmland on two San Augustine County plantations, that he had leased them in 1843. For more than four years, the parties counter-sued back-and-forth, each finding reasons to have procedures delayed or cancelled. Two trials were held, the jury finding for the defendants in the first, for Harding in the second, though in each case the money awarded by the juries hardly justified the time and expense; other appeals exhausted, Watts and Woodall decided to try the Supreme Court. Green (1814-1864) served as Clerk of the Texas Supreme Court, 1841-1861, before joining the Confederate Army; he rose to the rank of brigadier general, commanding a division of cavalry under Richard Taylor, when he was killed at Pleasant Hill.

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