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    Gail Borden Jr. Autograph Document Signed "G. Borden Jr." One page, 7.75" x 4.5", n.p., July 9, 1835. Borden, as municipal collector [for the Department of Brazos], certifies that he has received from "Edward Beaty Thirteen dollars and forty six and two thirds cents the amount of the second payment due the state on his league of land." Smoothed folds. Light chipping at the edges with some marginal toning.

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    Gail Borden Jr. (1801-1874) first came to Texas in 1829 where he established himself as a farmer. Having spent time surveying, he soon became surveyor for Austin's colony and published the first topographical map of Texas. In 1835, he began publishing one of Texas' most important newspapers, the Telegraph and Texas Register, along with his brother, Thomas, and Joseph Baker. He served twice as collector for the port of Galveston and as secretary for the Galveston City Company (1839-1851). In 1856, he received patents for condensing milk in a vacuum. After two failures, he partnered with Jeremiah Milbank and opened a successful condensed milk factory in Connecticut in 1858, opening several more during the Civil War. Borden returned to Texas and settled in what is now Borden, Texas. The company he founded, Borden Milk Company, is still in operation today.

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