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    Republic of Texas $500 Stock Certificate. One page, 10" x 7.75", Austin, June 15, 1840, issued to Edward Hall and signed by Stock Commissioner Charles DeMorse, whose job was to fund the public debt under President Mirabeau B. Lamar. Countersigned by the comptroller, James B. Shaw. Contains several "X" and triangular cut cancellations and ten coupons, each signed by DeMorse. On the verso is written: "Pay to the Order of William Bryan/Edward Hall/of New Orleans/Wm. Bryan/Consul of the Republic of Texas."

    William Bryan was an important financial backer of the Texas Revolution and Republic. He worked tirelessly to raise money and helped negotiate financial and legal difficulties for Texas. Bryan was also instrumental in the establishment of the Texas Navy. He was appointed consul to New Orleans by Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar. Despite the pivotal role he played in the Revolution and Republic eras, Bryan was never repaid adequately for the financial and other services he rendered to the Republic.

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