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    Sam Houston Land Grant Signed "Sam Houston" as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives for the State of Tennessee. Two pages, 8.25" x 10.25", hand written in ink, "Murfreesbourgh", November 9, 1825, granting in "pursuance of an act of the General Assembly, of the State of Tennessee, passed on the 5th day of October 1824...'an act for the encouragement of iron works'...unto Mark Reeves and Sons, they being owners of iron works...a certain tract of parcel of land, containing Six hundred and forty acres, lying in the county of Carter...designated and according to Law, for the use of iron works." Blind embossed paper Seal of the State of Tennessee at top left of recto. Marginal toning. Folds have weakened and detached, but have been archivally repaired leaving some slight staining and minor loss of text. Houston's usual bold signature remains unaffected. Very good.

    Before his move to Texas in the early 1830s, Sam Houston was an active participant in the politics of Tennessee. The protégé of Andrew Jackson, Houston began his life in public office as the District Attorney for the District of Nashville before being elected to two consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives, 1823-1827.

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