DescriptionGalveston Bay & Texas Land Company Stock issued to David G. Burnet. One page, 8" x 12.5", October 16, 1830, New York, for "177 136/1000 Acres" (one labor of land), numbered 481. Headed in bold, "Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company." The document begins in part, "This Certifies, That the Subscribers as the Trustees and Attorneys of Lorenzo de Zavala, Joseph Vehlein, and David G. Burnet, have given and do hereby give to David G. Burnet. . . One Labor of Land within the limits of four adjoining tracts of Land in Texas heretofore severally granted to the said Lorenzo De Zavala on the 12th of March 1829, Joseph Vehlein on the 2 December 1826, and 17th November 1828, and David G. Burnet on the 22th of December 1826 as Empressario for Colonizing the same according to the terms of the said grants, and the Laws of the United States of Mexico and the State of Coahuila and Texas." At the end of the document are signatures of the three "Trustees & Attorneys" ([illegible], W. H. Sumner, and G. W. Curtis) and "Secy" (W. H. Wilson). With a borderless map of eastern Texas along the lower margin highlighting the areas of land belonging to the company as shaded. Slightly uneven right and lower margins. On verso is written, "David G. Burnet/ by his attorney/ N. . . . [illegible]" in heavy ink, resulting in ink burn causing minor loss of paper and text.
Reference: Streeter 1117.
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