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    Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company Stock Certificate. One partially printed page, 8" x 13", New York, October 16, 1830. Certificate No. 12996, stating: "That the Subscribers as the Trustees and Attorneys of Lorenzo de Zavala, Joseph Vehlein, and David G. Burnet, have given and do hereby give to J.P. Lee... One Labor of Land within the limits of four adjoining tracts of Land in Texas." Signed at the conclusion by the three "Trustees & Attorneys": Anthony Dey, William H. Sumner, and George W. Curtis. The document is countersigned by Secretary W. H. Willson. With a borderless map of eastern Texas, showing the Gulf of Mexico, along the lower margin containing shaded areas of the company's landholdings. Endorsed by "J P Lee" on verso.

    The Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company was comprised of a group of northeastern speculators who purchased the colonization contracts in eastern Texas from empresarios de Zavala, Vehlein, and Burnet.

    Condition:
    Flattened folds, with toning along edges and folds. Slightly uneven lower edge with some creasing and paper loss along the bottom and top margins. Overall very fine.

    Reference: Streeter 1117.


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