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    Galveston Island Lot Sales. Comprises: 1) Edwin Waller Document Signed "Edwin Waller," one page, 7.75" x 5". Houston, Texas, November 15, 1837. Partly printed, completed in manuscript. In part, "Nine months after date I promise to pay to the Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic of Texas One hundred & seven dollars,-in promissory notes of the government, in gold or in silver, for value received..." Witness: "G. Wm. Adams." Very fine condition. 2) Doswell & Adams Document Signed "Doswell & Adams"/Auctioneers, one page, 7.75" x 4.75". Houston, Texas, November 15, 1837. Partly printed, completed in manuscript. In part, "This is to certify, That S. Rhoades Fisher purchased Lot. No. 266 in Section No. One on Galveston Island, for Ten Dollars...per act of Congress, approved June, 1837..." Slight separation at folds at edges. Fine condition. Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was Texas Postmaster General in 1839 and first Mayor of Austin in 1840. Samuel Rhoads Fisher, also a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was Secretary of the Navy from 1836-1837. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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    December, 2007
    1st-3rd Saturday-Monday
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