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    David G. Burnet Republic of Texas Land Grant Signed "David G. Burnet" as president and Thomas W. Ward as commissioner of the General Land Office. One page, partially printed on vellum, 15" x 12.5", Austin, January 20, 1841, granting to "James Dunn his heirs or assigns Forever Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres of Land . . . In Milam County, on the waters of Davidson's Creek . . . [with] "all the right and title, in and to said Land, heretofore held and possessed by the government of said Republic [of Texas]." Blind stamped seal of the Republic of Texas and blind-embossed paper seal of the General Land Office. Folds with only very minor stains. Docketing on the verso.

    At the time of issue, Burnet was acting President of the Republic (for the second time), President Mirabeau Lamar having been ill and seeking medical treatment. As his first official act, he tried to convince Congress to declare war on Mexico, but was thwarted by supporters of his old nemesis, Sam Houston. His second "term" put him more at odds with the citizens of Texas; consequently, during the presidential election of 1841 he was defeated by Houston. 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.


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    March, 2015
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