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Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Texas Statesman
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 265
Austin, Stephen F (1793-1836) Texas colonizer; secretary of state of the Republic of Texas. Document Signed ("S.F. Austin") as a commissioner on the part of Texas, New Orleans, January 11, 1836. A certificate headed "Texian Loan," noting receipt from Robert Triplett of $32, "the First Instalment on a Loan of Three Hundred and Twenty Dollars, made by him this day to the Government of Texas….For the amount paid, Land in Texas may be taken at FIFTY CENTS per Acre…." The document is countersigned by B.T. Archer and Wm. H. Wharton. A triangular area, from cancellation, is missing. A decorative border has "Government Of Texas" on one side and "Six Hundred And Forty Acres Of Land" on the other. Light toning; one small edge tear and a couple of wrinkles in the left margin, else Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 1,000.
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