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    [Old Three Hundred]. John W. Hall Town of Washington Stock Certificate Twice Signed. One partially-printed page, 8" x 4.5", circa 1839, number 151. Signed twice (on both sides) by John W. Hall, one of Austin's Old Three Hundred and co-founder of the Washington Townsite Company. This "certificate will be received at par for Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, in the purchase of Lots in the Town of Washington, or will be entitle to its proportion of Dividends." Printed on onionskin paper in Houston by Telegraph Press. Left and lower edges are heavily chipped. Ink burn is evident at both signatures with loss of paper. One small hole at the left edge.

    John W. Hall (circa 1786-1845), a veteran of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, settled in Texas in 1822, establishing a ferry in 1825 on the site of what would become the town of Washington-on-the-Brazos. He established the Washington Townsite Company in 1835. During the Revolution, Hall assisted in the organization of the militia and supplied the army with provisions.

    Reference: Streeter 377.


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    March, 2014
    15th Saturday
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