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    Mirabeau Lamar Signed Republic of Texas $500 Stock Certificate. Signed "Mirabeau B. Lamar" as president of the Republic of Texas. One page, 10" x 7.5", October 1, 1840, Austin, Texas. The document is a $500 Republic of Texas government bond issued to Charles DeMorse and countersigned by Acting Texas Treasury Secretary William Sevey. DeMorse has countersigned on the verso. This attractive bond features vignettes of a farmer plowing the fields, an American Indian, and a central Texas "Lone star". The bond, produced by the Southern Bank Note Company of New Orleans, still retains ten interest stubs at the bottom. The usual cut cancellations, two slightly affecting the central text of the document and Sevey's signature, some toning to paper, otherwise very good.

    Mirabeau B. Lamar was the second president of the Republic of Texas and Charles De Morse was the young republic's stock commissioner. He had the task of attempting to fund and bond the public debt. Morse also served in the Texas Army and the Texas Navy and practiced law in Matagorda and Austin. During the Civil War, Morse served as the colonel of the 29th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Today, he is known as "The Father of Texas Journalism."

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