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    [Texas Rangers]. Three Nueces County Documents Listing Early Residents of Southeast Texas, including Hamilton P. Bee and Mifflin Kenedy, and early Texas Rangers James H. Durst, Henry L. Kinney, and Philip N. Luckett.

    The first document (eight pages held together by a brass brad) contains a penciled map of the counties surrounding Corpus Christi, Texas, along the coast and across from Padre Island. Various land grants are identified. The remaining seven pages contain "Notes" about the land grants. Browned paper with some weakness along folds.

    The second is a court document concerning real estate from one of the land grants near Corpus Christi (four pages, Corpus Christi, June 22, 1857, a "Copy from Minutes"). This document-"James H. Durst as attorney of the Heirs of Pedro Ignacio Garcia. Decd. vs. Henry L. Kinney"-contains a red wax seal, mostly intact on page one. A yellow paper seal from the District Court of Nueces County, Texas, appears on page three. Blue paper with minor dampstaining; exhibits one large stain from the wax seal in the lower margin of the first page.

    The third is a Pryor Lea court document. This one-page addendum to the court document, n.d., shows that Hamilton P. Bee, Philip N. Luckett, and Mifflin Kenedy attest that attorney James H. Durst had "departed this life since the last continuance of this case, and that said Bee, Luckett, and Kennedy are the legal Executors for the said deceased." On blue paper with some chipping along edges.

    James H. Durst commanded Ranger spy companies from 1838 through 1840. Henry L. Kinney was authorized by the Republic of Texas Congress to raise a company of Rangers in 1845. Philip N. Luckett served as a surgeon in Rip Ford's Texas Ranger company in the late 1840s. Hamilton Bee later served as a Confederate brigadier general, and Mifflin Kenedy was a ranching partner of Richard King of the King Ranch.

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