Robert Potter Remarkable North Carolinian and Texan. Ernest C. Shearer.

Robert Potter Remarkable North Carolinian and Texan

Hardcover, Houston, Texas: University of Houston Press, 1951. First Edition. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Biography of Robert Potter for whom Potter County Texas (County Seat is Amarillo) is named. Potter was a rather violent North Carolinian and Jacksonian who was elected to two terms in the US House of Representatives. He resigned during his second term because he castrated two men he suspected of sleeping with his wife. He then served in the NC State House and was expelled for either cheating at cards or getting violent during a card game. He moved to Texas where he became a member of the Convention of 1836 and was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He was the Secretary of the Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution. He was shot and killed in the East Texas Regulator-Moderator War in 1842. Previous owner name and inscription on front pastedown. Covers clean and bright. Both ends of spine gently bumped. Corners sharp. Page edges clean. Small soil mark in margin of page 9. No highlighting or underlining. Text clean. Dust Jacket has a small dark stain on the spine. Both ends of DJ spine rubbed - worse at head of spine with a few small tears. DJ corners rubbed - worse at top corners with small tears along seams. Minor shelf wear to DJ top edges and seams. DJ now protected in mylar. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 133 pages. [Item #80783]

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