THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY IS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED AT A BALL, TO BE GIVEN AT THE MARSHALL HOTEL, ON THE EVENING OF THE 72ND ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.
Marshall, TX: 1848. Broadside, 4" x 6-1/4." Blank left margin uneven, lightly foxed, horizontal fold archivally reinforced. Several styles and sizes of type. Good+. At head of title, "
This invitation was likely issued by the Marshall Lodge, No. 22, of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Texas. Its ten listed Managers were B.F. [Benjamin Franklin] Dial [1816-1866], Marshall physician, Master Mason of the Lodge whose brother, Dr. Wm. H. Dial, killed a local man in a gambling house; J.J. Kennedy; S. McCown, a Master Mason in the Marshall Lodge; F.G. Fitzpatrick; J.K. [James Kemp] Holland served in the Mexican War as 2nd Lieutenant with Col. George T. Wood's Second Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers; J[eremiah] [Morrill] Clough [1822-1862], a lawyer and Harvard graduate, was killed 15 February 1862, in action with the 7th Texas Infantry at Fort Donelson. His papers, and those of his family, are at the University of Texas; S.J. Richardson, born about 1825; and J.B. Wilson. Item #38561