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    Two Rare Early Texas Imprints Signed by Ira Ingram, One of Austin's "Old Three Hundred" Ira Ingram (1788-1837) was a soldier, legislator and member of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred." Born in Vermont, he lived in Tennessee and New Orleans before settling in Texas. He was a major in the army during the Texas Revolution. Ingram served in several local public offices, was Matagorda representative in the First Congress of the Republic of Texas, and was elected speaker of the House. He resigned from the Texas legislature in 1837, possibly because it became known that he had once been convicted of forgery and imprisoned in New York. The two certificates are from the Town of Matagorda signed on April 4th, 1831. In full the document reads, "This certifies that in conformity with the provisions of the preamble of the Constitution of the Proprietors of the above Town... signed... by all then owners of the said town league... the settlement of industrious and good mechanics and laborers, and... other enterprising, exemplary and useful persons... by donating, selling or leasing building lots to them..." The certificate entered is dated, Town of Matagorda, April 7, 1831, and signed at the end, Ira Ingram, president of the board of proprietors. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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