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    John O. Meusebach Land Certificate. One printed page, on blue paper, 8" x 10", New Braunfels, February 28, 1855, granting the "German Emigration Company...three hundred and twenty acres of land, as a part of the Premium lands secured to them by the laws of the Republic and State of Texas." Certificate number 46. Signed with a printed signature. Toning in the text and along the edges, else fine.

    In 1845 and 1846, German citizens were promised land by the Adelsverein (German Emigration Company; or the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) were they to emigrate to Texas, in part, to rid Germany of surplus rural inhabitants. Meusebach, a German noble was appointed second commissioner general for Texas for the Adelsverein charged with the allocation of 500 acres of land. In 1854, he was chosen commissioner by Governor Elisha M. Pease to oversee the issue of the land certificates that had been promised to the German Emigration Company and their colonists.

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