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    [German Emigration Company] Hermann
    Spiess Signed Land Grant.
    Two pages of a bifolium, with a plat map on page three, 8.5" x 10.5". "County Comal", October 1, 1848. A manuscript grant initially drafted during John O. Meusebach's tenure as head of the German Emigration Company, issued to Julius Völker "for the grant on the waters of the Llano & San Saba." Signed, "H Spiess Trustee of the G Emigration ... of J.O. Meusebach." A plat map showing Völker's land as situated alongside other surveys is on the facing page. Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels appointed Spiess as Meusebach's replacement to oversee the colonization of his grant, and this document captures the transition from one commissioner to the other.
    Condition: Even toning, with a few spots of foxing. Tiny chips occurring at the margins and at folds. An ink stain appears on the first page, with traces of a fingerprint.

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