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    Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company Stock issued to David G. Burnet. One page, 8" x 12.5", October 16, 1830, New York, for "177 136/1000 Acres" (one labor of land), numbered 476. Headed in bold, "Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company." The document begins in part, "This Certifies, 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 David G. Burnet. . . One Labor of Land within the limits of four adjoining tracts of Land in Texas heretofore severally granted to the said Lorenzo De Zavala on the 12th of March 1829, Joseph Vehlein on the 2 December 1826, and 17th November 1828, and David G. Burnet on the 22th of December 1826 as Empressario for Colonizing the same according to the terms of the said grants, and the Laws of the United States of Mexico and the State of Coahuila and Texas." At the end of the document are signatures of the three "Trustees & Attorneys" ([illegible], W. H. Sumner, and G. W. Curtis) and "Secy" (W. H. Wilson). With a borderless map of eastern Texas along the lower margin containing shaded areas of land belonging to the company. Toned with slightly uneven right and lower margins. Ink burn resulting in paper loss through the first trustee signature, making the signature illegible. On verso is written, "David G. Burnet/ by his att[orney]/ [. . . ]" in heavy ink, resulting in ink burn, with some loss of paper and text. A small strip of additional period paper has been added at top. Overall, very good condition.

    Reference: Streeter 1117.

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