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    Texas Land Transfer to John M. Durst. One page, two sided, folio, Leon County, Texas, April 11, 1848. John Durst was an early east Texas merchant, soldier, merchant, and patriot, who amassed approximately 40,000 acres of Texas land in his lifetime. This document, written by an unknown attorney and left incomplete and unsigned, attests to the transfer of 16 acres of east Texas land from Israel P. Reinhart to John Durst. Document is moderately age toned and creased. Upper two corners are torn/missing. Very good condition.

    Great association piece related to John Durst (1797-1851). While serving as a Texas representative in the legislature of the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas Durst learned of General Santa Anna's plans to move his forces into Texas. Durst is said to have travelled 960 miles to warn the people of Texas. Thus he is said to be the Texas Paul Revere.

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