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    Second Texian Loan Printing Signed "Wm. Christy" as Notary Public, two pages, 10.5" x 16.75", front and verso. New-Orleans, January 20, 1836. "Printed by Benjamin Levy, New-Orleans." Streeter 1234. Christy certifies "That this day...Personally came and appeared Messrs. Stephen F. Austin and Branch T. Archer, Citizens of Texas, Agents of the People or Government thereof, and herein acting in their capacity as such, as well as for and on behalf of William H. Wharton, the other Agent, who having left this City, authorized them...deriving their authority to act in these premises from a commission issued to them by Henry Smith, Governor of Texas...authorizing the contracting of a Loan in the United States of America, of one Million of Dollars..." Twelve lenders are listed and the amount each has lent "to the People or Government of Texas," with a total loan of $50,000. Fourteen articles detail the provisions of the loan approved by Austin, Archer, and the 12 lenders on January 18, 1836. This printing is certified by Christy "to be a true copy of the original act, extant in my current register..." Contemporary ink notations at head of first page and on verso of integral leaf. Slightly worn mid-horizontal fold with marginal separation at edges. Fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1234; Jenkins 122


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