Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 292

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2018 September 23 - 24 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $640,615