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    Two Confederate States Receipts for Enemy Debt Surrenders. One page, 8.5" x 7", partially printed on blue paper, Houston, January 26, 1863, issued by the "District Court of the Confederate States, for the Eastern District of Texas" to B. A. Shepherd "to surrender...all the evidences of debt to Alien enemies to the Confederate States." One is issued to transfer his debt from "Grant & Barlow" and one from "Granger & Cooney" to the Confederate States. On the verso of each is an itemized list of debt to be transferred to the Confederate government. Folds with light toning, else near fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.

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    Benjamin Armistead Shepherd was born in Virginia on May 14, 1814. Due to the poor conditions of the land and a dwindling family fortune, he left Virginia in the 1830s and arrived in Galveston, Texas. He married Mary Dobson in 1841 and settled in the growing town of Houston. A personal friend of General Sam Houston (whom he had met at age 19), Shepherd established himself as a prominent landowner and one of the foremost citizens of Houston, involving himself in many entrepreneurial adventures before founding and serving as president of the First National Bank of Houston in 1866. In 1875, he arrived in the newly formed San Jacinto County where he organized the town of Shepherd along the proposed Houston, East, and West Texas Railway. He died in Houston in 1891.



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    March, 2012
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