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    Sam Houston State of Texas Land Grant Signed "Sam Houston" as governor and Francis M. White as commissioner of the General Land Office. One page, partially printed, 14.75" x 12.5", "City of Austin," April, 28, 1860, granting "William McGovern...Three Hundred and twenty acres of Land...in Jones County on the W Bank of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River." Blind stamped seals of the State of Texas and General Land Office at the bottom. Ink is faded heavily in places, but Houston's signature is bold and still wholly legible. Archival repair to the verso. In near very good condition.

    Sam Houston had been elected governor of Texas in 1859, becoming the only person to date to serve as governor of two states (he was governor of Tennessee from 1827 to 1829) and the only to be a former head of state to a foreign nation. After Lincoln's election to the U. S. presidency in 1860, the Texas Secession Convention convened and Houston fervently opposed to secession. When Texas seceded in February, 1861, Houston was forced from office for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. Francis M. White served as a lieutenant in the Texan army during the Revolution and was present for the siege of Bexar and the Grass Fight. He was a member of the Texas House and served as commissioner of the General Land Office from 1857 until 1862.


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