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    Juan Dominguez Grant Signed "John Dominguez." One mostly printed page, 7", 11.5", [Coahuila and Texas], November 11, 1831. Also signed by Dominguez's two attorneys and, on the verso, by "H. A. Green." Uneven edges and minor wrinkling with some separation along one fold. Text is easily legible despite light staining. The grant for H. A. Green of New York reads in part:

    "This document certifies that Juan Dominguez of Mexico City "by virtue of a certain Grant of Land in Texas, made . . . by the Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas, with the approbation of the Supreme Government of the United States and Mexico, on the 6th day of February, A.D. 1829, for the purpose of colonization as an Empresario, I do hereby authorize and empower H. A. Green of New York to locate for his own use and benefit . . . one Labor of land within the limits of the said Grant, which are as follows: Commencing on the River Arkansaw. . . ."

    Reference: Streeter Texas, 1122A. Streeter Sale, 309.

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    Born in Havana, Cuba, Juan Dominguez (1784-?) joined the Mexican army in 1813 and retired in 1828 as a colonel. The following year the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas named him empresario of a colonization contract. His grant was bound in part by the Arkansas River. Dominguez appointed Victor Blanco, the vice governor of Coahuila and Texas, to execute the contract. Unfortunately, Dominguez's venture was not success and the contract expired in 1835.

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