Stephen Austin Signed Texas Loan Document, 1836 A fine piece of Texan history, a partly-printed document signed, "S. F. Austin," 1 page, 6.9" x 10.5", New Orleans, January 11, 1836. A Texas Loan certificate noting the receipt by "Robert Triplett for Thirty-Two Dollars, the first Instalment [sic] on a Loan of Three Hundred and Twenty dollars, made by him this day to the Government of Texas for Five years, bearing Interest at the rate of Eight Per Centum Per Annum, payable annually..." This piece is quite remarkable in that it represents the first printing of this type of financial document... the earliest date for any of the known Texas Loan certificates. The loans were used to finance Texas' war of independence. Printed by Benjamin Levy of New Orleans. Also signed by loan commissioners Branch Tanner Archer and William Harris Wharton. Triangular cut cancel at center, resulting in the loss of a few printed words, but well clear of the signatures. The document is bright, crisp and in excellent condition. A true piece of history. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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