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    Joel Roberts Poinsett's Certificate for Texas Land, partially printed Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company document signed by three trustees representing Lorenzo de Zavela, Joseph Vehlein and David G. Burnet, one page, 8" x 12.5", New York City, October 16, 1830. Made out for "one labor" or land to "J. R. Poinsett" and bearing a map showing the East Texas empresario in which the property was located. Uneven right edge as made, very fine condition. Collectible in its own right, this document is enhanced by being drawn up for South Carolinian Joel R. Poinsett (1779-1851). One of the nation's more remarkable men during an era of remarkable men, Poinsett was a medical doctor, botanist, politician and diplomat. He was heavily engaged in trying to secure Texas for the United States and was, indeed, our country's first ambassador to an independent Mexico City. His name, of course, lives on in the tropical holiday plant he discovered. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1117

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