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    Galveston County: Republic of Texas Second Class Head Right Grant. One page, 8" x 9.5", December 30, 1839, Galveston County. This partly printed manuscript reads in part: "This is to Certify, That William Moreley is entitled to a conditional HEAD RIGHT of Six hundred and forty Acres of Land." Head Right grants were issued to individuals by Boards of Land Commissioners in each county. Second class head right grants of land were given to immigrants who arrived in Texas after the Texas Declaration of Independence was written and before October 1, 1837. The recipients had to reside in the Republic for three years and be upstanding citizens. The heads of families were granted 1,280 acres, while single men like Moreley were granted 640 acres. This Texas Republic document contains some separation at the folds. Dark toning along the right margin with bits of paper loss at folds. Near very good.
    Reference: Not in Streeter, Spell or Jenkins. Identifiable as a Samuel Bangs imprint by the use of seven different typefaces within the body of the document (Michael D. Heaston, Cat. 40-49).

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