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    Stephen H. Everitt Menard Stock Certificates Signed "S.H. Everitt" as Agent for the Proprietors, one page, 7.25" x 8.25", bearing two separate, numbered ("236" "237"), and signed stock certificates, no date. Streeter 669. No. 236, in full, "Certificate of Stock/in the/Town of Menard./One Hundred Dollars./This is to Certify that ____/is the holder of One Share of Stock in the Town of Menard,/being the Five Hundredth part of Fifty Thousand Dollars, the par value of/said Stock==consisting of Fourteen Hundred and Eight Lots, composing/said Town, situated on the West bank of the Neches River, in the County/of Liberty; which will entitle the holder, his or her assigns, to all the/benefits that may accrue thereon, free from all and every encumbrance whatever." On No. 237 was issued to "J.P. Henderson," possibly James Pinckney Henderson, Attorney General (1836), Secretary of State (1836-1837), and Minister to England and France (1837-1840) of the Republic of Texas and the first Governor of the State of Texas (1846-1847); he later served as U.S. Senator from 1857 to his death in 1858. It doesn't seem as if Everitt was successful in this enterprise because no town of Menard is shown on either the 1839 or 1845 edition of Hunt and Randel's Map of Texas. In 1834, Everitt had moved from New York to Texas, acquiring land in Jasper County. The Neches River was the boundary between Jasper and Liberty counties. Everitt was a delegate from Jasper to the Convention of 1836 and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic. He also served as one of three commissioners appointed to close the land offices in the Department of Nacogdoches and gained several mail contracts in Southeast Texas. Everitt represented Jasper County as senator in the first five congresses of the Republic of Texas before resigning in December 1840. Michael B. Menard represented Liberty County at the Convention of 1836 and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. The Town of Menard in Liberty County was most probably named in his honor. Fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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