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    [Thomas Toby]. Republic of Texas Land Scrip Unengrossed Form. Single sheet, 9.75" x 15.6". [Columbia]: Telegraph Print, 1836. At top: "Republic of Texas." "Land Scrip." "No.__". "320 Acres of Land." Identical in all respects, save number of acres, to lot 53172 in this auction. Likely a test printing for the order placed with printers Gail and Thomas Borden. At bottom is a holographic annotation: "Eight Hundred Copies, Lancelot Abbott. December 12, 1836. For G. & T.H. Borden."

    Condition: Complete separation at center horizontal fold has been archivally reinforced on verso. Gently toned, with a few chips along right edge. Previous collector's notes in pencil at top.


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    On May 24, 1836, a company formed by New Orleans businessmen Thomas and Samuel Toby, Toby and Brother Company, was made the purchasing agent for the Republic of Texas. They received their appointment as general agents of Texas on June 10, 1836. The firm was also commissioned to sell 500,000 acres of Texas land at a minimum of fifty cents an acre. The appointment was formally accepted on June 30, 1836, and subagents were established in Louisiana, Baltimore, and New York to sell the land scrip. While serving as agent, the company disposed of 940,761 acres for cash or credit. We have previously sold fully executed versions of this document.



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    March, 2016
    12th Saturday
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