DescriptionAnson Jones Republic of Texas Land Grant Signed "Anson Jones" as president and "Thos Wm Ward" as commissioner of the General Land Office. One partly printed page, 15.5" x 13.5", July 14, 1845, "City of Austin". This document grants to Kinsey L. Tuder "Nine Hundred and Thirty four and ¾ acres" in Lamar County.
Jones was the last president of Texas, serving from December 9, 1844, until Texas statehood in 1845. On February 19, 1846, at the ceremony setting up the government of Texas as a state in the Union, he declared, "The Republic of Texas is no more." Thomas William "Peg Leg" Ward had fought at the siege of Bexar in December 1835. During the battle, at the head of an artillery company, Capt. Ward lost his leg to a cannonball and was later fitted with a peg leg. He served as commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas from 1841-1848. The blind embossed seal of the General Land Office is included, but it has become detached from the document. With folds, fine.
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