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    Two Galveston Island Land Certificates, each dated November 15, 1837, Houston. (1) Edwin Waller Certificate Signed. One page, 7.5" x 4.5" (sight), partly printed. In part, "Nine months after date I promise to pay to the Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic of Texas One hundred & seven dollars,-in promissory notes of the government, in gold or in silver, for value received." Witnessed by "G. Wm. Adams." Fine. Edwin Waller (1800-1881) faithfully served Texas in many ways. He served in the Texas Provisional Government's General Council; later, he was sent by Brazoria as a delegate to the Convention of 1836, where he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and helped draft the new republic's constitution. During the lifetime of the republic, he was Austin's first mayor. When this document was signed, he was the chief justice of Austin County. (2) Doswell & Adams Certificate Signed "Doswell & Adams/Auctioneers," one page, 7.5" x 4.5" (sight), partly printed. In part, "This is to certify, That S. Rhoades Fisher purchased Lot. No. 266 in Section No. One on Galveston Island, for Ten Dollars . . . per act of Congress, approved June, 1837." Samuel Rhoads Fisher (1794-1839), also a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was appointed naval secretary of the Republic of Texas by President Sam Houston in late 1836. Fine condition. Both are matted and framed to an overall size of 12" x 13.25".

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    November, 2009
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