DescriptionJohn Ireland Land Grant Signed "Jno Ireland" as Governor of Texas, one page, 17" x 14". Austin, January 17, 1885. Countersigned "W.C. Walsh" as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Grant of 44¾ acres of land "in Llano County on the waters of Sandy Creek a tributary of Colorado River..." to N.C. Powell. Blind embossed state seal at left. Texas District Judge John Ireland was removed by Gen. Philip Sheridan as an "impediment to Reconstruction" in 1867. He later served in both houses of the Texas legislature and as Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court before becoming Governor of Texas (1883-1887). During the years William C. Walsh was Commissioner of the General Land Office (1878-1886), he launched the prosecution of a ring of forgers and land thieves who had raided the archives of the land office and also uncovered a scheme to defraud the school fund of pine timber lands acreage. Minor rippling at lower blank border. Light soiling with slight separation of folds at edges and small holes where vertical and horizontal folds meet. Fine condition.
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