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    David G. Burnet Document Signed as Secretary of State. Partly printed document, 7" x 5.5" (sight). Austin; January 10, 1840. Burnet certifies that "James C. Allen whose name is subscribed to the instrument of writing herein annexed, is, and was at the time of signing the same 27th Dec 1839, Chief Justice and ex officio A Notary Public for Refugio County and that full credit are due to his official acts as such." With blind embossed seal. Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.25" x 15.25".

    David G. Burnet (1788-1870) was the first (interim) President of the Republic of Texas from March through October of 1836. He was vice president under Mirabeau B. Lamar, during which time he sometimes served as secretary of state and as acting president.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with bit of paper loss occurring at one intersection in top right are of document. Slight buckling around seal.

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