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    [Port Bolivar]. Samuel D. Parr Document Signed "Samuel Parr." One and one-half pages of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Harris County, August 26, 1841, regarding the appointment of "Messers Wynns & Lawrence . . . as my agents . . . to call on the commissioner general of the land office at the City of Austin and take out my patent for my head right surveyed on Port Bolivar." Docketed on integral blank. Folds are weak with separations at the edges and areas of paper loss at the intersections. Waterstaining at the left edge does not affect the text.

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    Head Right grants were issued to individuals by Boards of Land Commissioners in each county. A First Class Head Right Grant was issued to every "free white person" who arrived in Texas before independence, March 2, 1836. Heads of families received one league (4,428 acres) and one labor (177.1 acres), while single men received 1/3 league (1,476.1 acres).

     

    Archibald Wynns was a one-time congressman and lawyer who, along with his partner William Lawrence, is said to have purchased 960 acres of land from surveyor Samuel D. Parr on Point Bolivar and founded a town called Ismail or Ishmael.



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    14th Saturday
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