Description[Texas C.S.A.] Edward Clark Land Grant Signed as Civil War governor of Texas. One page, 14.75" x 12.5", September 20, 1861, Austin. This land grant for 640 acres in Bexar County, is countersigned by Francis M. White as commissioner of the General Land Office. Contains folds and the General Land Office embossed seal in bottom left corner. Some separation at fold intersections. Clark's signature is bold with blossoming ink. Docketing on verso; some foxing. Fine.
Following the Mexican War, Clark served as the Texas secretary of state and later as lieutenant governor under Governor Sam Houston. After Texas seceded from the Union, Governor Houston refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. As a result, he was removed from office and replaced by Clark, who served as the eighth governor of Texas for nine months. After the Civil War, he fled to Mexico for a short time.
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