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    Governor Peter Hansborough Bell Land Grant Signed "P. H. Bell". One page, partially printed vellum, 14.5" x 12", Austin, September 28, 1852, granting to Sydney Phillips 640 acres of land "In Travis County on the waters of Pecan Bayou". In 1840, the county was named after William B. Travis, commander of the Republic of Texas forces killed at the Alamo. Also in 1840, Waterloo, the new capital of the Republic of Texas located in Travis County, changed its name to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin. "Forty", in the printed date of "One thousand eight hundred and forty" has been written over in ink with "fifty two". The document is in fine condition with original folds.

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