DescriptionWilliam Bryan Partially Printed Document Signed as Consul to New Orleans, total of 3 pp.,Feb. 27, 1839. In part: "I William Bryan, Consul for the Republic of Texas, for the Port of New Orleans...do hereby certify that I have compared the annexed Bill of Lading contained in Twenty nine entries, and that the same is a true copy from the original now produced to me..." With embossed green seal and attached to the aforementioned bill of lading for the schooner Sparticus dated May 15, 1835, and an additional manuscript document signed by Bryan and Charles Dawn, in which Dawn certifies that the Bill of Lading is also a true copy. Furthermore that: "we, the above mentioned firm, procured the Insurance on said goods and by said vessel, to the amount of $9650..."
William Bryan was an important financial backer of the Texas Revolution and Republic. He worked tirelessly to raise money and helped negotiate financial and legal difficulties for Texas. Bryan was also instrumental in the establishment of the Texas Navy. He was appointed consul to New Orleans by Lamar. Despite the pivotal role he played in the Revolution and Republic eras, Bryan was never repaid adequately for the financial and other services he rendered to the Republic. With chipping along margins and light toning, otherwise very good condition.
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