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    [Old Three Hundred]. Jonathan S. Cox Surveyor Promissory Note Signed "Jno. S. Cox." One partially-printed page, 7" x 2.25", Austin, November 28, 1832. In full: "Sixty days from date I Promise to pay to Horatio Chriesman, Surveyor, or order, forty eight Dollars - Cents; being amount of surveying fees on land granted to me by the Government of the state of Coahuila and Texas - And I hereby renounce the benefit, exemption, and privileges of law No. 70, and all other laws, that might favor me to retard or evade the prompt payment of this note." Calculations at lower left: "Int. to 23d Sept 1836 / 3 yrs 7 mo 27 ds $17.50 / note 48. / $65.50." Imprinted vertically at left margin: "G.B. [Co]tten, Printer." Two lines and a signature were crossed off on verso. Ink burning has caused some holes. Lower left corner detached; upper left corner is not present. Glassine in blank area at upper right.

    John S. Cox was granted one league of land (4,428.4 acres) on October 16, 1832. Horatio Chriesman (1797-1878), one of Austin's Old Three Hundred, was elected alcalde at San Felipe in 1832 and signed the official call for the Convention of 1832. In October 1837, Chriesman was one of a commission of five chosen to select a site for the capital of the republic. His offer of 700 acres near Washington-on-the-Brazos for the seat of government was rejected. Not in Streeter.


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