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    Samuel A. Maverick Land Document Signed as Treasurer of the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad. Fourteen lined pages, 8" x 12.5", November 1, 1856, n.p., outlining the sale of land to the railroad company from Samuel Beals and George Waters of New York. The San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad was chartered in 1850 to support the growing transportation needs between San Antonio and Victoria, a growing Texas town near the Gulf of Mexico. When this document was drawn up, the company had just begun to lay tracks.

    Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870) moved to San, Antonio in 1835. While there he became a lawyer, speculated on land (at his death he owned 300,000 acres), and entered politics. He also bought cattle and allowed one of his herds to roam the range. Locals soon began to use the word maverick to indicate any unbranded cow or calf. When this document was signed, Maverick, whose other namesake is Maverick County, was one of the largest land speculators in Texas. He has signed this document, "S A Maverick/ Treas S. A.M.G.R.R. Co." Contains two small seals on page fourteen, along with a large San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad blue seal. The document is bound with blue ribbon through its top. Contains a minor ink blot on page one. Toned and near very good.


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