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    Texas Second Class Head Right Grant of Land Galveston County Signed "R.D. Johnson" as President, "C.B. Adams" and "James M. Knight" as Assistant Commissioners, and "O.D. Johnson" as Clerk of the County Court, one page, 7.5" x 9.5". Galveston, November 20, 1839. [Galveston. Commercial Intelligencer. Samuel Bangs, printer. 1839.] Partly printed, completed in manuscript, "This is to Certify, That Saml W. Clarke is entitled to a conditional Head Right of Six hundred forty Acres of Land, agreeably to the provisions of the Act, passed January 4th, 1839, extending donations of land to late emigrants."

    Second Class Head Rights were issued to every "free white person" who arrived in Texas between independence, March 2, 1836, and October 1, 1837, and were referred to as "late emigrants." Heads of families received 1,280 acres, while single men received 640 acres. Galveston County was formed in 1838 from Harrisburg, Liberty, and Brazoria counties and organized in 1839. Robert Dabney Johnson moved to Texas in 1837 and settled at Galveston. He was appointed notary public for Galveston on November 13, 1838. When the county was organized in 1839, he became county judge. Johnson also served as Chief Justice of Galveston City. In 1842, he was appointed Postmaster of Galveston. C.B. Adams was Justice of the Peace for Galveston County. Light show-through from docket on verso. Fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Not in Streeter, Spell or Jenkins. Identifiable as a Bangs imprint by the use of seven different typefaces within the body of the document (Michael D. Heaston, Cat. 40-49).


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