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    [German Immigration to Texas]. Unused Shipping Contract for the Association of German Immigrants in Texas. Four integral pages, 8" x 13", in German, n.p., n.d [circa 1840s]. The document provides spaces for manuscript completion of the contract terms noting the needs for the passengers in addition to various fees paid for various services aboard ship as well as "hospital and clearance fee for Texas, which is 2 Dollars per person." Scattered spots of foxing and general toning. Else fine.

    Reference: Streeter 1452, 1625, 1626, 1560.

    More Information: Mainzer Verein or more briefly the Adelsverein, the Society had its beginning at Biebrich on the Rhine in April 1842 when a group of German noblemen met to consider ways and means of purchasing lands in Texas and sending German immigrants. Two representatives were sent to Texas and as a result the Society in the fall of 1843 took under consideration a project submitted by Bourgeois d'Orvanne to acquire a participation in his colonization contract with Texas of June 3, 1842. The Society was organized formally at Mainz on March 25, 1844, under the name of Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwander in Texas [Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas], and on April 7, 1844, the formal agreement with Bourgeois was closed.

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