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    Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton First Texian Loan Certificate Signed. One partially printed page, 8.5" x 10.5", New Orleans; January 11, 1836. Marked "No. 89", with ornate borders and "Texian Loan" heading. With two X-cancellations, one resulting in the loss of some paper and text; however, all signatures are untouched. The loan reads in part: "Received, of Robert Triplett 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."

    The Provisional Government issued these certificates to raise funds for the Revolution. They were redeemable for land at fifty cents per acre. The printing date of January 11, 1836 is the earliest date for any of the known Texian Loan Certificates. Signing as Commissioners on the Part of Texas are Austin, along with Branch Tanner Archer, and William H. Wharton. Robert Triplett was an authorized agent for Texas in the U.S. as well as one of the prime movers and contributors to the Texian cause.

    Condition: Flattened folds with edge toning. Cancellation cut at the upper and lower center, with paper loss as mentioned above. Bold signatures.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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